Long Beach High-Rise Completed by C.W. Driver


Designed to comply with LEED Silver certification requirements, the $70 million project brings market rate apartments in a high-end amenity environment.

Long Beach, Calif.—Construction on one of Long Beach’s most substantial development projects was recently finalized by contractor C.W. Driver. Known as The Current, the mixed-use tower is located in downtown Long Beach, and offers residential units, as well as a retail component and an upscale resident amenity package. Developer Current Living also worked with a design team consisting of Rockefeller Partners Architects and BAR Architects on the $70 million project.

The Current

The Current

The 17-story property at 707 E. Ocean Blvd. is situated just across the beach, offering residents ocean views and easy access to the local entertainment and dining scene. The tower features 223 units and a retail component totaling 6,150 square feet of space. Mostly consisting of market rate studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, the unit mix also includes penthouses.

Designed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council, The Current will offer residents an amenity package including a pool deck, fitness facility and modern finishes. The construction process secured the project a Voluntary Protection Program Construction Safety Award from the state of California’s Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

The C.W. Driver team in charge of the project included Senior Superintendent Fred De Falco, Superintendents Tom Merryman, Martin Licona and John Gomez, Senior Project Engineer Celestina Salud and Director of Project Planning Tom Zaczyk. The construction team also consisted of subcontractors Clark Pacific, Atlas Mechanical, Don Brandel Plumbing, Rosendin Electric and Western States Fire Protection.

Image courtesy of C.W. Driver

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