Senior Artists Colony Breaks Ground in Long Beach

The Long Beach Senior Arts Colony celebrated its ground breaking last month in Long Beach, California.  The ceremony, hosted by developer Meta Housing Corporation, included representatives from a variety of agencies, including Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, First District City Councilmember Robert Garcia and Eugene Lee, chief of the TOD and Infill Section of the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

Senior Arts Colony  1Courtesy Studio One Eleven

“We are grateful to the City of Long Beach because they understand that in order to have a successful city you have to have alternative means of mobility, and you must allow for dense, urban development,” saidKasey Burke, Vice President of Meta Housing.

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The project, designed by Studio One Eleven, earned a 2010 SAGE Award in the On the Boards category from the 50+ Housing Council.  The first phase of the development has two affordable senior housing components comprising 200 units with a program focused on continued learning and fitness and maximizes the site’s proximity to two major transit routes, the Metro Blue Line on Long Beach Boulevard, as well as heavily utilized bus lines on Anaheim Street.

“This project is a project of significance for the City as it will be a gateway for all of the wonderful things going on downtown,” said Councilmember Garcia. “I certainly want to thank the architects who responded to all of our demands for an iconic development.”

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