A new state of the art monument in North Long Beach is nearing completion. Fire Station 12 is nearing the final phase of construction. Over the next three weeks crews will be hard at work outfitting this station with the latest of technology to serve our community. Join 9th District Councilmember, Steven Neal and your Station 12 Firefighters on September 24th at 10:30 am, for the Ribbon Cutting and dedication. Residents in attendance will be given tours of the Fire Station and the opportunity to mingle with neighbors over food and beverages in the station's yard.
To coincide with this grand opening and dedication, City Council’s decision last Tuesday guaranteed to restore Rescue 12 in the upcoming year. Not only will the 9th district be getting a new fire station, we will also be celebrating the return of apparatus that will improve response times in life threatening situations.
For more information and to RSVP contact, (562)570-6172.
That being said… It’s about time to do something with all that other vacant strips of land across the street and along the Atlantic Avenue corridor. Now that the Feds are deregulating CrowdFunding for Real Estate, it might just be the best timing to enlist local private capitalization for such redevelopment just like Washington D.C. is using FundRise to coordinate local investors to underwrite commercial business renovation projects there (as seen this morning CNBC’s Diana Olick reports crowdfunding real estate is about to get easier. A look at Fundrise, a company that brings investors to real estate projects.
The new NLB Branch Library will be replacing a defunct movie theater and it would be ideal to see a new cineplex and mixed-use commercial (shopping) properties being erected on adjacent land (beyond the routine hop-scotch come-and-go) strip malls that do not enhance any neighborhood!