gallery 421 Opens in Downtown Long Beach
- Sep 01, 2010
Irvine, Calif.–gallery421, Lyon Communities’ third luxury project in downtown Long Beach is now ready. The first residents moved in late June. The 291-home community offers five-star amenities along with a walking environment. Dining, entertainment, shopping, parks, schools, and transportation are all nearby.
“Lyon has made yet another important statement about Downtown Long Beach’s appeal as a place to live, work and play,” says Mayor Bob Foster. “It is opening at an important time and will help generate new business for Downtown merchants. We are thrilled to see a best-in-class community open in Long Beach and welcome the lucky residents who will live there.”
Designed by KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, the five-story mid-rise has replaced an under-used, aging commercial building project and surface parking lot. It is situated half way between Los Angeles and Orange counties, on West Broadway, just north of Ocean Boulevard in the heart of Downtown Long Beach.
gallery421’s list of amenities includes a business and conference center with Wi-Fi, HDTV and teleconferencing, billiards room, card room and even a special dog grooming room. Residents will also enjoy an on-site art gallery, a coffee bar, yoga and Pilates studio, a private movie theatre, a game room with WiiTM, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an exterior TV wall. There is also 16,000 square feet of on-site street-level retail.
The community also features plentiful open spaces, a resort-style pool and spa, barbecue grills, private balconies, concierge services, outdoor seating with a TV and bar area plus fireplace areas with seating and private cabanas. Wi-Fi access is available in all outdoor areas. Gallery421 also offers on-site storage and private bike storage.
Each unit features gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, European-style cabinetry, stainless steel appliances including a refrigerator, designer inspired modern flooring, fixtures and hardware, designer two-toned paint, spacious walk-in closets, in-home washer and dryer, high nine-foot ceilings, and dramatic picturesque windows with spectacular views. Furnished suites are also available.
David Obitz, principal of KTGY and gallery421’s lead designer, says. “The Interiors are stylish and sophisticated, exuding a metropolitan flair that appeals to the young and young-at-heart alike. With the blending of art and amenity-rich, urban mixed-use living, there is nothing like this Downtown Long Beach or in the greater area.”
Rents start at $1,750 for one-bedroom apartments. Also offered are one bedroom plus den, two bedrooms and two-story townhomes. Lyon Communities also owns The Lofts at Promenade, which opened last August, as well as 1900 Ocean, a premier 18-story oceanfront high-rise.