THE NEW HOUGHTON PARK
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The Houghton Park Community Center is part of the soul
of North Long Beach. It’s where people of all ages come to participate in hundreds of year-round activities. Each day,
the center hosts an extensive list of active, inspiring choices including senior fitness programs, homework assistance for area students, arts and crafts and interesting events of all kinds. For some, the center provides a welcomed warm meal. And, at the heart of the center is a remarkable staff dedicated to enriching the lives of each and every visitor.
But it’s time for a change. The original Community Center was built in 1930, updated in 1959 and expanded in 1987. While the center has done its job well, it’s time for a new Houghton Park Community Center. It’s time for a more efficient design that better addresses the needs of today’s community.
An inspired design that incorporates flexibility and safety and will serve the area residents for decades to come.
The City of Long Beach is on the path to building the new center. A diverse group of stakeholders are working together and their vision, efforts and intensity are focused on a common goal – make the Houghton Park Community Center a reality.
For more information on the stakeholders go here.
The new Houghton Park Community Center will be the perfect place for events of all kinds.
Where to put the new center? Plenty of planning and thinking will be going into that important question. One of the first things to take into account is how to preserve the timeless character of the park and the trees that give it its unique personality. Among the other important site considerations will be how to maintain as many community center activities as possible in the current facility during the construction of the new center. Ultimately, the site configuration will take into consideration natural light, traffic patterns and a host of other items all contributing to the success of the project.
Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of Long Beach is required to consider the potential environmental impacts of proposed developments. Long Beach Development Services is responsible for preparing reports required by State law including issues related to air pollution, noise and traffic impacts. These reports and the Initial Study will be circulated for public review and comment prior to the public hearing on the new Houghton Park Community Center. The first such report for this project is the Houghton Park Community Center Historical Assessment. Click the link below to review the full report.
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