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Downtown Long Beach is a waterfront metropolis fueled by today’s hopes and dreams as well as tomorrow’s ambitions. The key to this vision is to continue building a compact core filled with various activities all located within close proximity. Downtown in comprised of bustling streets built for living, working, shopping and playing. Its parks are active with recreation and culture. To maintain a logical and orderly built environment, new development occurs where appropriate: near transit options and along major thoroughfares.
There is ample green space for residents and visitors to enjoy, whether it is in large, small or private spaces. Smaller parks are evenly distributed throughout the Downtown and are complemented by a continuous pedestrian accessible park edge along the waterfront. The Downtown is highly accessible to people of all means, and is usable in a well organized way. The Downtown streets are spaces worthy of strolling and lingering and are designed as safe and efficient thoroughfares to move people, not traffic. The Downtown offers dramatic and innovative new transportation options to move people and connect destinations. There is also a progressive transit and parking strategy that is visitor-friendly and accommodating for those that live and play in the city.
Downtown’s signature skyline that speaks to the community’s bright future and secures its place as a global city. Unique, innovative, and high-quality architecture complements the city’s impressive stock of historical buildings in a manner that reflects Long Beach’s noteworthy diversity and its menu of lifestyle choices. Landmarks and striking icons such as the Queensway Bridge serve as defining gateways and as a welcome to Downtown.
Environmentally friendly sustainable policies drive decision-making and protect our children and resources. A diverse economy and cosmopolitan demographic support this vibrant waterfront metropolis while a strong arts and cultural environment provides opportunities for expression and celebration.
Isn’t it time for you to be a part of the Vision for Downtown Long Beach?