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Old Posted Nov 24, 2017, 5:12 PM
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Originally Posted by IMBY View Post
One of the worst for Nimby's in the LA area??????? That surprises me, having spent a night there in the downtown area a couple years ago.

I always thought the top honor for Nimby's was Santa Monica, which hasn't seen a new high rise since 1970!
What's surprising ? a few years ago, Long Beach was completely dead with near zero construction and activity going on.

This year is actually way more active. BUT. all of the new projects (minus the new civic center) have been tweaked and downsized based off of nimby demands. A few of the 7 story buildings were once proposed as high rises until nimbys blocked a lot of them and demanded more parking in the process. They also have a history of going door to door harassing residences in the downtown area. One tried to get me to sign a frivolous and ridiculous petition to "Block all new high rises". Santa Monica will probably always be nimby central for LA but Long Beach isn't far behind. I will say however, the problem isn't as bad as it once was.
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Old Posted Jul 26, 2018, 9:32 AM
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Originally Posted by ozone View Post
Can anyone explain to me why Long Beach is still So.Cal's sleeper city? Is there a height limit? Too many NIMBYs?

You know what Downtown Long Beach needs? A retro baseball park - ala ATT and Petco. Come on Angels ditch that Anaheim hell hole.
Long Beach used to have good sized waves on south swells until the breakwater was extended. Maybe part of the breakwater could be removed to make the beach more than a wading pool? If you want beach tourism you need waves. Also, some more night spots, and a comedy club, museums, restaurants, and a new amusement zone (New Pike?) perhaps near the Queen Mary and more condo towers, some over 400' to beef up the skyline (only 1 going up now). Maybe a Space Needle like observation tower (hopefully at least 600') downtown or near the Queen Mary? Long Beach could also attract more boat races and maybe air races like San Diego has in the past. Voila....San Diego north.
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