Adaptive Reuse goes to Council, Support Downtown Plan, and POLB visits Willmore!

Support Long Beach Heritages Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program!

Recently completed adaptive reuse project by our friends at Studio 111.

Long Beach Heritages Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program is on the agenda for tomorrow’s LB City Council meeting (Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 5 pm, Council Chamber, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.).  Here is a link to the proposed item:

Here’s a great article on Adaptive Reuse  benefits:  Adaptive Reuse: Green Space as a Tool for Neighborhood Revitalization by Tara D. Sturm


Support Long Beach’s Downtown Plan

A view of Long Beach's downtown looking north from the shoreline and the Pike. Nu-Pike signage is visible, along with the Dodgem building,the Jewel Box, Looff carousel roof, Heartwell Buildings, Ocean Center, the Penny Arcade, and Edison building. DATE NOTES: circa 1972. ORIG. IMAGE: 4" x 9" B&W glossy print.

The future of Downtown Long Beach needs your help! Please “like” and share the plan with others to show your support for the continued development of our Downtown.  Visit for additional information.

Over the past several years a plan has been in development to set quality standards for private development in Downtown and ensure that each neighborhood’s character stays in tack while setting a vision for a vibrant environment. Unfortunately, over the past year or so specific groups have been trying modify the proposed document into something it is not – a document about affordable housing and employment requirements. Housing and employment are address and should be addressed at the citywide level; see the “Housing” element in the city’s general plan –

Allowing the conversation to get derailed will delay the progress for our Downtown in an already struggling economy. Please let’s get the conversation back on track. Again, show your support for the proposed Downtown Plan by “liking” the Facebook page and forwarding the page to others and asking for their support. Thanks!


Code Enforcement Meeting

This meeting gives neighbors a platform to report code violations they observe occurring in the Willmore City / Drake Park Historic District and the West End neighborhoods with a City of Long Beach Code Enforcement representative.

PLACE: Drake Park Community Center, 951 Maine Ave. 90813

DATE:  Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Monthly Community Meeting: First one at the Drake Park Community Center

Join us for the first WCHA Monthly Meeting at Drake Park Community Center.    Mario Gonzalez from the Port of Long Beach will all things POLB.  He will share photos and personally invite you to the “Let’s Talk Port” series.

 Visit for additional information about “Let’s Talk Port” series.

PLACE: Drake Park Community Center, 951 Maine Ave. 90813

DATE:  Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TIME: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Bembridge House Docent Training:  Available Every Tuesday!

Come learn about Long Beach history, the Bembridge House, and be a docent at the Bembridge House Historic Site to share the home’s story.  It takes approximately 2 hours.  Docent training available most Tuesday’s between 1-4pm.  Contact Jill at or  562-495-3377  to schedule your class.

953 N Park Circle Drive, Long Beach CA 
In the Drake Park,  Willmore City Historic District of Long Beach California


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