Location:  Long Beach, California

Client: Boeing Realty Corporation

Located five miles north of downtown Long Beach, the Douglas Park project comprises approximately 261 acres of former and existing Boeing aircraft production facilities. The project is being designed as a new master planned community with uses including single family and multifamily residential, hotel, commercial, industrial/aviation-related, and mixed use zones. Johnson Fain is working in conjunction with the Planning Department of the City of Long Beach in the development of Design Standards and Guidelines that will be used in the implementation of this unique project.

The design standards and guidelines translate abstract master plan principles and goals into a user-friendly framework of instructions for implementing the residential, commercial, and mixed use projects that will be Douglas Park. These principles are focused on transforming the site’s outdated and obsolete aircraft manufacturing facility into a vibrant mixed-use, pedestrian friendly community that combines the best elements of the older established planning traditions of Long Beach with the contemporary realities of business, retailing and modern lifestyles. The use of the standards and guidelines will help establish a strong sense of community in a distinctive and contextual environment.