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City of Long Beach Press Releases Invite Public Input on Restaurants, Bikes

Two recent press releases from The City of Long Beach invite public opinion on development projects. Yesterday, March 3, the city invited North Long Beach residents to a public forum to be held this Saturday March 5, at Jordan High School, concerning the planning and design of a new restaurant project at Atlantic Ave. and Artesia Blvd.

Today, the city issued another press release detling four upcoming workshops on Long Beach’s Bicycle Master Plan.

Both have been reprinted below.


Subject : Public Invited to Attend Bicycle Master Plan Update Community Workshops and Bike Rides
Contact : Sumire Gant, Transportation Programs Officer    562.570.6618
Want to help make Long Beach more livable and bike-friendly?  Participate in one of the four final Bicycle Master Plan Update community workshops being hosted during March. The Department of Public Works is completing an update of the City’s Bicycle Master Plan (BMP). Since the adoption of the current BMP in 2001, the City has been successful in completing and/or funding virtually all of the short-term projects identified within the BMP, including:

  • Bicycle Signage Program;
  • Bicycle Parking Program;
  • Bike Safety Awareness Program; and
  • Nine of ten identified priority bike lanes and routes.

Through Bicycle Master Plan workshops, community members will have the opportunity to both learn about and experience innovative bicycle facility treatments, including bike boulevards and sharrows, while participating in the planning of an innovative alternative transportation system that serves users of all ages and skill levels.

The Saturday workshops will feature optional neighborhood bike ride designed for cyclists of all skill levels. They will also include a bicycle rodeo for children to learn bike safety skills, and bike valet services.

For more information, please contact Courtney Aguirre at 562.570.6667 or courtney.aguirre@longbeach.gov.

Workshop Schedule

Saturday, March 5
El Dorado Park West Senior Center
2800 Studebaker Road
Bike Ride
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Community Workshop
2:30 – 4:00pm

Saturday, March 12
Expo Center (Bixby Knolls)
4321 Atlantic Ave.
Bike Ride
10:00 – 11:30 am
Community Workshop
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, March 19
Bixby Park
130 Cherry Ave.
Bike Ride
10:00 – 11:30am
Community Workshop
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday, March 23
Mark Twain Library
1401 E. Anaheim St.
6:00 – 8:00 pm




Subject : Residents Invited to Provide Input on Atlantic & Artesia Restaurant Project, March 5
Contact : Jacqueline Medina, Communications, Department of Development Services    562.570.3827
The City has developed a vision for North Long Beach that includes the transformation of the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Artesia Boulevard into an important commercial gateway. To further this vision, The Long Beach Redevelopment Agency acquired a 2.2-acre site located at the northeast corner of Atlantic Avenue and Artesia Boulevard for the development of a full-service, sit-down restaurant, as preferred by the community.On Saturday, March 5, Councilmember Steven Neal, 9th District and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, together with Primestor Development, Inc. will host a community discussion on the site planning and design of a full-service restaurant. The discussion will be held from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Jordan High School Cafeteria, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Free parking is available in the Jordan High School staff parking lot off Atlantic Avenue. Light breakfast will be served.

“This is an opportunity for residents to provide input on the selection and design of their new neighborhood restaurant,” said Councilmember Steven Neal. “With improvement projects of all types and sizes being planned and implemented in North Long Beach, we are making sure everyone plays a part in shaping this corridor to help stimulate economic development and build a more vibrant neighborhood for all of us.”

Close to $5.5 million in extensive streetscape and façade improvements have already taken place along Atlantic Avenue, and just south of the restaurant site is the North Village Center, a mixed-used development that will include a new state-of-the-art public library and community center.

For more information, please contact Tony Foster, North Redevelopment Project Officer, at tony.foster@longbeach.gov or at 562.570.6393.


The original press releases can be found here: http://longbeach.gov/news/default.asp

Both events should be interesting, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to make it to either. I’d like to see what other residents are saying about the Bicycle Master Plan’s progress thus far. I don’t make it up to North Long Beach very often, but the new restaurant project, as well as the coming North Village Center, might bring more people into the area.

  1. August 9, 2011 at 5:34 AM

    Would love to always get updated great blog! Travel Agents in Artesia

  1. March 4, 2011 at 11:58 PM

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