The project proposes the adaptive reuse of a large former aerospace manufacturing building at 2401 E. Wardlow Rd. The building at 2401 (Building 1) would be renovated for an Amazon Last-Mile Delivery Station. Upgrades would include interior demolition of existing configurations, construction of new tenant improvements, and significant exterior remodeling, including new architectural treatments and new drive-in bay doors. Upgrades would also include some site improvements to the parking fields and site landscaping. Limited site grading or excavation (ground disturbance) would occur and would be limited to existing foundation excavation and removal, parking field spot resurfacing and repair, landscaping, and utility installation (sewer, domestic water, gas, electrical).
The proposed project also includes off-site improvements, mainly to Wardlow Road between Cherry Avenue to the west and the boundary of the Long Beach Airport property to the east. These improvements consist of reconfiguration of the 80-foot-wide right-of-way to include a parkway strip, sidewalk, and Class IV bike lane on both sides of the street meeting the standards of the City’s Public Works Department. Other improvements include the addition of a median, addition of mid-block pedestrian crossings at multiple intervals on the project block, and ADA and signalization improvements to the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Wardlow Road. Additionally, limited improvements will be made to on-site utility connections, as well as a new electrical connection between the “Astro” customer-owned electrical substation on the north side of Wardlow Rd. with Building 2 on the south side of Wardlow Road. Lastly, the project site would be connected to the City’s reclaimed water system for landscape