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The California Endowment, City of Long Beach



Even more, the project [Terminal Island Freeway Removal] has been formally adopted not only into the City’s Mobility Plan—which makes it law—but also into the City-sanctioned West Long Beach Livability Implementation Project approved by Council last week after the Planning Commission gold-starred its implementation in November of 2015.
— Longbeachize.

The West Long Beach community has long been impacted by industry, refining and goods movement surrounding it. City Fabrick has been collaborating with local residents and stakeholders to develop solutions for resolving these land use conflicts and transportation impacts, by removing and repurposing redundant infrastructure as public open space. Components include replacing portions of the Terminal Island Freeway with a local street, realigning the San Pedro Branch railroad and repurposing the land of the Southern California Edison transmission corridor.

City Fabrick has been working with the community to refine these components while engaging in the larger discussion of projects and plans effecting the area. Element of the Yards plan have been adopted in city plans and policies while separate components have moved forward through the planning process. The Terminal Island Freeway Transition Plan – also known as the Green TI – was adopted in 2015 by the City Council, setting the stage for its eventual removal. As more components of the Yards plan are incorporated in the Long Beach General Plan City Fabrick will be moving forward with the next iteration of the campaign. The Westside Yards' deck can be found here