Immanuel Place

Long Beach, CA Bluff Heights

  • Client : Thomas Safran & Associates
  • Cost : $12M
  • Size : 31,000 SF / 24 units
  • Completion Date : 2017
  • Project Type(s) : Affordable Housing, Senior and Special Needs Housing, Historic Adaptive Reuse


  • The former Immanuel Church, located on the corner of Obispo and 3rd is Long Beach, has been revitalized and restored to provide 24 new senior apartments for low-income seniors and one onsite manager’s unit, along with 13 parking spaces.
  • The church’s sanctuary space has been repurposed as a community room, with a kitchen, library, and the restored pipe organ. Residents have a gym, laundry facilities, and access to senior services, adult education and health and awareness programs.
  • In addition to the adaptive reuse of the church, the project included the removal of an adjacent 1920s Craftsman home to make room for the new parking lot. The historic home was transported to a vacant lot in Long Beach where it will be reused.

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