The developer of what once was a huge $320 million mixed-use development has scaled down his project to a modest two story ‘resort style’ retail development. The new plans to replace the recently closed mid-century modern Sea Marina Hotel lack any residential component or other public amenities.
The previous project, dubbed ‘second+pch,’ originally featured “275 residential units, a 100-room boutique hotel, 20,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space, 155,00 sq. ft. of retail space, a theater for CSULB’s graduate theatre repertory, and a science center.”
Despite changes, the project failed to get approval due to concerns about traffic, air quality and the numerous changes required to zoning requirements.
Some view this scaled-down projects as major missed opportunity to add badly needed housing and public amenities, but at least you’ll be able to do some shopping when hitting Schooner or Later.