The Art Exchange

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Long Beach
Document Title
The Art Exchange
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
PLU: Vacant lots and vacant existing building (240 Long Beach Blvd) Z: PD-30 (Downtown Planned Development District) GP: Land Use District No. 7 (Mixed Use)

Document Description
The Art Exchange is intended to provide a permanent and affordable workplace for the development and production of art by local artists. The Exchange would operate on a profit-centered business model where artists sell directly to the public and are connected to networking opportunities that would help promote an art community for the City. Project components include artist studios, multipurpose/classroom space, hot shop for glass and ceramics production, a centrally located open courtyard, gallery space, office, and service areas. The project totals approximately 10,150 sf of building area on a 15,000 sf site (0.34 acres) with ~5,150 sf in new floor area which will complement the existing building at 240 Long Beach Blvd and use similar open truss structural systems. The project will utilize the Acres of Books building by renovating and reusing the front 5,000 sf (50 foot wide street frontage and 100 foot depth), maintaining the façade on Long Beach Boulevard. The project building will use an open floor plan to take advantage of the existing clear span structural system along with adjustable wall systems to create studios and other spaces that can change for future needs. Sustainable plans for this project include obtaining LEED certification at a minimum of the Silver level as well as compliance with the City's Green Building Code.

Contact Information
Craig Chalfant
City of Long Beach
Lead/Public Agency
333 W. Ocean Boulevard, 5th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone : (562) 570-6368


Long Beach
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Long Beach Blvd and 3rd St
Total Acres
Parcel #
7281-017-908,909,910, 903, 905, 906
State Highways
Long Beach
Long Beach Unified
Los Angeles River

Notice of Completion

Development Type
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 10,150, Acres ~0.34)
Local Action
Site Plan Redevelopment
Project Issues
Air Quality

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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