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Downtown Long Beach development includes apartments, offices, and student housing

By Elijah Chiland, Curbed Los Angeles | May 2017 | Downtown Long Beach has become a hotbed of development lately, and a large new project at the site of a long-shuttered bookstore is only adding to the mix. As Longbeachize reports, the new development on Long Beach Boulevard between Third Street and Broadway is set to include a 21-story residential tower and a separate seven-story structure with apartments and a performing arts venue for California State University Long Beach.
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Prospects for Long Beach’s economy look bright, economists say at annual forum

By Andrew Edwards, Press-Telegram | April 2017 | This may be hard to believe given prevailing narratives, but Long Beach (and the United States) may not be on the brink of economic and political collapse.A Cal State Long Beach economist on Friday morning was positively bullish on the region’s near-term economic prospects at a time when developers have shown their willingness to place big bets on the city.
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Riverside Redevelopment – Imperial Hardware Lofts Groundbreaking Oct. 11

October 2016 | by InlandEmpire.US Business | The public is invited to an Oct. 11 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Imperial Hardware Lofts project from Ratkovich Properties, which will bring retail stores and 91 apartments to the Main Street mall between University and Mission Inn avenues. Link to Article >>>

Developer And CSULB Partner On Downtown Mixed-Use Project

July 2016 | by Brandon Richardson, Long Beach Business Journal | In a unanimous vote at its July 12 meeting, the Long Beach City Council approved the sale of the property at 200-232 Long Beach Blvd. to Broadway Block LLC, a development partnership between Ratkovich Properties LLC, Urbana LLC and The Owl Companies, for $7.85 million. Link to Article >>>

LONG BEACH COUNCIL APPROVES SALE OF ARTEXCHANGE, ACRES OF BOOKS SITE

November 2015 | by Andrew Edwards, Press-Telegram | The future owners of the downtown Long Beach lot that is home to ArtExchange Visual Art Center and the former Acres of Books site view the space as an opportunity to link the city’s business district to its artsy East Village neighborhood. “This is not a site where we intend to do anything we would consider ‘middle of the road’ or ordinary,” said Cliff Ratkovich, president of Ratkovich Properties, LLC. Link to Article >>>

RIVERSIDE: LOFT DEVELOPERS HOPE TO DRAW MORE RESIDENTS DOWNTOWN

August 2015 | by Debra Gruszecki, The Press Enterprise |  The Edison Building project to turn a former Long Beach City Hall space into a residential complex for artsy millennials was well underway when Cliff Ratkovich got the call from a former community development director in Fullerton.“We need you in Riverside,” Riverside Assistant City Manager Al Zelinka said. Link to Article >>>

VIEW FROM THE TOP

March 2015 | by Brian Addison, The DLBA | We have your first look into the renovation of the Edison Building in DTLB as it transforms from an abandoned former City Hall (East) space into a residential complex that touts everything from a rooftop pool to an underground fitness center and yoga studio.The famed building sitting between 1st & Broadway at Long Beach Blvd. was built in 1959 and designed by Kenneth Wing’s firm, under the design of then-budding architect and mid-mod master Edward Killingsworth. Link to Article >>>

RATKOVICH PROPERTIES SUBMITS PROJECT APPLICATION FOR IMPERIAL HARDWARE LOFTS

April 2015 | by Ratkovich Properties | Ratkovich Properties formally submitted its Site Plan Review Package and Application to the City of Riverside on March 25, 2105 for its Imperial Hardware Lofts development in Downtown Riverside. The 6-story, 91 unit loft apartments and ground floor retail project will be the first of its kind in the core of downtown for the New Downtown Riverside Urban Dweller. Link to Article >>>

EDISON BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH MOVES FORWARD WITH RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION

September 2014 | by Brian Addison, The Long Beach Post | Bought for $2.1M after closing escrow in June of 2013, the famed 1959 Kenneth Wing-designed building between 1st & Broadway has seen a plethora of activity as crews finally begin the process of making for a 150-unit mixed use complex. Link to Article >>>

URBAN LOFTS COMING TO DOWNTOWN RIVERSIDE

July 2014 | by The City of Riverside | On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 the City Council approved a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Ratkovich Properties, LLC for the sale and development of the Imperial Hardware Building and adjacent parking lot into a mixed-use apartment building with leasable retail space on the ground floor. Link to Article >>>

RATKOVICH PROPERTIES TEAMS WITH THE KOR GROUP AND WATERTON RESIDENTIAL TO PURCHASE CITY HALL EAST IN DTLB

June 2013 | by Rob Dodman | Ratkovich Properties, a local Long Beach developer of urban residential and mixed-use projects throughout Southern California, formed a partnership with Los Angeles-based The Kor Group and Chicago-based Waterton Residential to purchase the former City Hall East Building from the City of Long Beach. Link to Article >>>