The Renaissance

Be a Part of the Renaissance!

Infrastructure Improvements

A $3.4 million dollar investment was made to fund the “Atlantic Avenue Complete Streets Project”. Improvements include the reconstruction of Atlantic Avenue, installation of landscaped medians, decorative crosswalks, bike lanes, and over 100 new street trees.

Retention of Former California Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Property Proceeds

In November 2014, the Long Beach City Council took a major step in ensuring that proceeds from the sale of former RDA proceeds will be retained to improve the local project areas. A council policy was passed to allocate 75% of proceeds from the sale of city owned properties to fund blight removal, revolving loan funds for small business establishment and growth, and key infrastructure investments in the business district and North Long Beach.

State Approval of Long Beach’s Long Range
Property Management Plan

In March of 2015, Governor Jerry Brown and the State of California approved Long Beach’s Long Range Property Management Plan. The Business District has over 14 parcels that are affected in this plan.

 

Over 486,794 Sq. Footage of Developable Parcels

 

New $11 million, 25,500 square-foot Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library completed construction on September 10, 2016, which included a community garden.

 

$130 million Modernization of Jordan High School

 

Population Growth and rising incomes

The Median household income rose 35% in zip code 90805 to $61,506 since the year 2000 and continues to grow. The average resident age is 29.5 years.