The downtown Hilton Long Beach and 5.6 acres of above-ground parking north of the World Trade Center have been sold, and construction is set to begin next year on the long-term six-tower residential development known as West Gateway.
Port of Long Beach staff confirmed the closure of the agency that sold the property to Dallas-based Trammell Crow Residential for $30.25 million on September 1.
The project, located at 600 West Broadway, consists of 756 residential units in six buildings ranging from seven to 30 stories high, according to TCR development associate Reece Pettersen.
Pettersen told Business Journal:
Pettersen said the project has full rights and is divided into three phases, with the first two phases expected to break ground in mid-2023. Move-in for the first units is expected in the fourth quarter of 2025, he added.
City officials say the project includes more than 1,500 parking lots. Pettersen said most of the parking lots will be located in nine-story parking garages. Some of the parking spaces will be reserved for the adjacent hotel and office he tower, which currently utilizes a flat parking lot, the company said.
Planning for the project began in early 2017, Pettersen said. The Long Beach Planning Commission first approved the development on July 18, 2019, according to city records.
Original plans included a 40-story tower, which would become the tallest building in the city. This was recently taken over by the 35-story Shoreline Gateway. The plans also included a 21-story tower. However, in April the company amended plans with the city, reducing the size of the tower and raising the height of other buildings.
The final project will include a tower, two eight-story buildings, two seven-story buildings, and a car park.
Part of the West Gateway will be obscured by the 27-story World Trade Center, but the development will add to the Long Beach waterfront skyline. The tallest building on the project could easily surpass the Hilton Hotel, which stands at 15 stories and just half the height.
The development will include a “neighborhood-serving” retail store on the southeast corner of Broadway and Main Avenue, Pettersen said. A lease for the space was not signed, he added.
The expansive project includes a laundry list of indoor and outdoor amenities for residents, Pettersen said.
- The Club Lounge features a gourmet kitchen, pool table, poker room, chaise lounge, lounge and dining area, and flat screen TV.
- Coffee bar lounge with banquet seating.
- Indoor-outdoor fitness studio with adjacent kids entertainment suite and separate studios for yoga, TRX and spin with on-demand fitness programming.
- Modern business center with flat-screen TV, presentation work area, large meeting room, communal tables and lounge area.
- Pool lounge with coffee bar, kitchenette, games and seating.
- Pet spa and grooming station.
- A mail center containing Amazon parcel lockers with 24/7 access.
- High speed Wi-Fi in all public areas.
- Bicycle parking and storage room.
- Gorgeous pool and spa deck with outdoor kitchen, fireplace, games, daybeds and other furnishings.
- Multiple courtyards with community gardens, fire features, BBQ grills, and game areas.
- Sky deck and room with fire pit, trellis structure and seating.
In addition to the amenities located within the project, Pettersen said the downtown location is also a unique amenity.
“Tenants can walk in to dinner, experience public art, and be part of an energetic community,” he said. “Downtown Long Beach residents will appreciate the proximity to multiple transportation options in Orange County and his LA County major workplaces, as well as a return to a coastal lifestyle where they can walk or bike. I can.”