The beach front improvement plan developed by SALT and RA-DA for the city of long beach aims to connect and revitalize one of California’s largest urban coastlines.
By supporting existing activities while creating entirely new experiences and destinations, this plan ensures a vibrant, safe, and welcoming environment for residents and visitors alike. Four highlighted areas address key intervention sites, including public restrooms, visitor centers, cafes, rental kiosks, an adventure playground, and a new public swimming pool. These sites are linked by the waterfront as well as a walking promenade and bike path.
Concept renderings courtesy of RA-DA.
Renderings of dining and concessions, courtesy of RA-DA
Long Beach is looking to liven up its beachfront snack bar game over the next few years. Mayor Robert Garcia has revealed designs for elegant new concession stands at Alamitos, Junipero, and Granada beaches. The striking design for the Alamitos Beach concession stand was reportedly inspired by other waterfront destinations like Santa Monica’s Annenberg Beach House and Perry’s Cafe, along with the trendy Cactus Club English Bay in Vancouver. The renderings make clear this won’t be your run-of-the-mill snack bar—it has been prospectively outfitted with what looks to be a swanky seafood joint and an espresso stand.
There’s a lot to like about Long Beach these days, as the sister city to the south continues to grow with young new families and a load of great eating and drinking spots around town. Next up on the list of fine places to dine could in fact be the beachfront, with news of a total overhaul coming to several concessions stands right along the beach. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia tweeted out the below images of a revitalized waterfront today, showing off major concessions changes that would elevate the open space to something of a destination unto itself. Indeed there are three massive renovation projects coming to the Junipero, Alameda, and Granada concessions buildings, as listed on the City of Long Beach’s City Manager website.
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Concept renderings show a new interface between street and sea, courtesy of RA-DA
(Top) A site plan of the four easements, with local bicycle routes in red.
(Bottom) A birds-eye view of the four projects, connected by the shoreline.