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Developers break ground on massive, $215M Broadway Block project in Downtown

The $215 million Broadway Block project, a multi-faceted development set to take up the eastern edge of Long Beach Boulevard between Broadway and Third Street, has officially broke ground and will bring one of the city’s largest developments to what has largely been an empty parking lot for decades…
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91 High-End Apartments Open in Downtown Riverside…

By Ryan Hagen | August 2018 | Riverside, CA – Riverside’s downtown historic core, which has been transforming for the past decade with new restaurants and entertainment options, saw the opening of its first new housing in the area. Imperial Hardware Lofts celebrated a grand opening on Thursday, Aug. 16, for 91 high-end apartments at Main Street and University Avenue….
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Riverside: Grand Opening of Imperial Hardware Lofts…

By Press Release | August 2018 | Downtown Riverside takes a huge step forward this week in its continued evolution as the downtown of Inland Southern California. Irvine-based Ratkovich Properties and the City of Riverside will mark the grand opening of the Imperial Hardware Lofts project with an invitation-only celebration scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday (8/16)…
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These 7 projects are the most ambitious, coolest developments…

By Brian Addison, The Long Beach Post | August 2018 | During Mayor Robert Garcia’s overview of 75 development projects being proposed or constructed throughout the city, there were some definitive highlights that—despite whether you’re a fan of reach-for-heaven development or not—are ambitious to the extent that they’ll alter the city….
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The Salted Pig prepares for big move to downtown Riverside’s…

By Fielding Buck, The Press-Enterprise | March 2018 | Ronaldo Fierro knows what it means to get in on the ground floor. The restaurateur was one of the first to bring the gastropub concept to the Inland Empire when he opened The Salted Pig in downtown Riverside in 2011 and now the restaurant will be the…
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Developer will fill Broadway’s ‘hole in the doughnut’ in Long Beach…

By Andrew Edwards, Press Telegram | March 2018 | A developer now has the green light to move forward with the Broadway Block project, an effort to build a $200 million residential complex, dining space and arts venue on the downtown Long Beach land that’s still occupied by the former Acres of Books site.
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Who’s Investing In Long Beach?

By Brandon Richardson, Long Beach Business Journal | November 2017 | Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia frequently describes the city as “booming.” One of the measures he uses to demonstrate this is the number of developments underway and planned citywide. Dozens of developments, residential and commercial, are already taking shape, with more to come….
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New Look Emerges for $195-Million Long Beach Development

By Steven Sharp, urbanize LA | September 2017 | Longbeachize has unveiled new renderings for the Broadway Block development, a $195-million development in Downtown Long Beach that would remake a two-acre property adjacent to the Metro Blue Line. The project – bounded by 3rd Street, Broadway and Long Beach Boulevard…
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Visionaries – Shaping The Future Of Long Beach Cityscape, Cliff Ratkovich

By Brandon Richardson, Long Beach Business Journal | September 2017 | With more than 50 development projects in the planning phase, under construction or nearing completion citywide, the Long Beach cityscape is beginning to transform. These changes will be most prominent when viewing the downtown skyline, according to Cliff Ratkovich, president of Ratkovich Properties.
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New renderings for CSU-Long Beach development features pyramidal facade and mirrored pools

By Antonio Pacheco, The Architect’s Newspaper | September 2017 | A previously-released development proposal for the so-called Broadway Block complex by Ratkovich Properties, Urbana, The Owl Companies, and Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB) has been updated to include more residential units. The project update, first reported by Longbeachize, contains an additional 18 units over the…
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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 >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>