Office Building to be Converted to Student Housing Near California State University, Long Beach

by Katie Sloan

Long Beach, Calif. — Plans have been filed with the City of Long Beach for the conversion of Park Tower, a 119,287-square-foot office building, into a student housing community. This will be the first off-campus student housing property serving California State University, Long Beach.

The adaptive reuse project will be developed by Fountain Residential Partners, which hopes to break ground in late 2023 on the development. The property is set to offer 539 beds in on-campus-style residential suites with large lounge areas on each floor.

Shared amenities will include study and meeting rooms on the ground floor; an Amazon Hub; fitness rooms; an indoor/outdoor dining patio; outdoor fitness turf; a wading pool and lounge area; flexible lawn space for gathering; and barbecue grills with picnic tables.

The development is targeting LEED Gold certification, and will include the implementation of both passive and active strategies towards sustainability. Green practices for the project are set to include the leveraging of natural light and ventilation, and the maximization of solar performance.

Shuttle service to campus and the retainment of an existing Metro bus shelter have also been proposed at the site. The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2025. 

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