Building a Better Long Beach
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Release Date: 2022-06-30

On Tuesday, in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal, I delivered my final Building a Better Long Beach presentation as Mayor. Each year, this presentation highlights the ongoing construction, development and investment that's happening across Long Beach to create new and affordable homes, good jobs, business opportunities and public amenities for our city. It was great to be able to showcase this amazing work in person and reaffirm our community's economic growth and recovery.

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Altogether there is $475 million in new construction activity expected throughout Long Beach by the end of 2022. We're welcoming major improvements to our airport, nearly 4,000 new homes in the pipeline, and our unemployment rate has dropped to 4.6% — even lower than our pre-pandemic levels.

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There are so many amazing projects that have either been completed, are under construction or have been approved. I'm especially excited about the efforts we're taking to reimagine the coastal gateway to our city along Pacific Coast Highway in southeast Long Beach.

We're going to transform this area along the Marina and San Gabriel River with four new developments to bring more than 1,300 units of housing — including affordable housing — plus modern commercial and retail space to southeast Long Beach. Not only will this help better activate an amazing part of our city, but it will help create space and even more opportunities for residents, businesses and visitors to our city.

I want to thank everyone that made this event and each of these projects possible from the City Council members who supported these efforts in their districts to our Development Services Department who work each day to build a better city for us all. Our progress over the last eight years has been truly remarkable, and I know Long Beach will continue this amazing work for years to come.

Thank you,
Mayor Robert Garcia

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