Urban Commons Unveils Plans for $250 Million Mixed-Use Development in Long Beach

Queen Mary Island in Long Beach, California, will include retail, restaurants, entertainment space and a 200-room hotel. Queen Mary Island in Long Beach, California, will include retail, restaurants, entertainment space and a 200-room hotel.

Long Beach, Calif. — Urban Commons has unveiled plans for a $250 million mixed-use development surrounding the Queen Mary, a retired cruise ship docked in Long Beach, California.

The 700,000-square-foot project  — designed by Gensler and titled Queen Mary Island — will include a main lobby plaza; 2,400-foot boardwalk alongside marinas, eclectic retail shops, cafes and bars; 200-room hotel; and outdoor amphitheater.

Urban Commons assumed the master lease of the ship in April of last year, and subsequently began a renovation program to restore the ship to its former glory.

The company is also collaborating with London-based Urban Legacies to develop Urban Adventure, a 150,000-square-foot entertainment facility. The building will offer 20 interactive and experiential activities including an indoor ice climbing wall, surfing, skydiving, zip lining and a trampoline park.

An expected date of completion for the development has yet to be announced. 

Urban Commons is a Los Angeles-based real estate investment and development firm with a portfolio of assets across the U.S. 

Katie Sloan

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