4th + Linden

Location: Long Beach, CA
Client: East Village Partners, LLC/
Berlin Bistro
Type: Residential Renovation, Community
Rehabilitating four existing commercial buildings to transform an urban Long Beach neighborhood

Covering an area of approximately 3.5 acres, the project consists of multiple architectural and urban design strategies that seek to revitalize a city block in downtown Long Beach. It includes the rehabilitation of four existing commercial buildings for retail and creative office uses totaling 31,000 square feet.

Further improvements within the project site are new landscaping and screening on an existing parking lot; and streetscape improvements that include street trees, curb extensions, parkway landscaping, pedestrian lighting, street furniture and pedestrian enhancements. The intent was to regenerate the site as a hub of culture and art within the East Village Arts District by attracting unique businesses, retailers and customers to downtown.

Berlin Parklet is the second parklet in Southern California. It was designed to reflect Berlin Bistro’s character, with horizontal cedar siding and internally lit pots. Drought tolerant plants include herbs and spices for meal preparation.

Projects Awards
2012
Compass Blueprint Excellence Award, Visionary Planning for Sustainability
2011
Westside Urban Forum Design Award, Mixed Use
2010
CNU Charter Award, Honorable Mention
2010
Long Beach Heritage Award, Adaptive Reuse/Sustainability
2009
AIA Long Beach/South Bay Chapter Merit Award, Adaptive Reuse/Renovation
2009
SCDF Design Award, Commercial/Mixed Use Building

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