More housing could soon be coming to Long Beach, Calif., according to Jason Ruiz of the Long Beach Post.

The Dorado project, which was unanimously advanced for a final reading at its next meeting, will be carried out by a Newport Beach-based firm, Preface. Set in the former footprint of the Park Church, the 40-unit development will offer single-family homes ranging between 2,400-2,700 feet and much needed housing in a city that is more accustomed to building up instead of out due to lack of space.

There were local objections to the project that the cancel had to consider.

To do so, the council had to approve a series of motions including amending land use and zoning rules that had previously applied to the site’s use as a church but will now serve as residential. It also had to deny an appeal by a residents group attempting to block the project due to what it called an unsatisfactory environmental impact report (EIR).

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