A multifamily residential development is set to replace a half-acre parking lot in Downtown Long Beach, according to an agenda item from this week's meeting of the city's Planning Commission. 

The property, located at 1112-1130 Locust Avenue, is slated for the construction of a seven-story building that would feature 97 apartments above a 122-stall parking garage, according to a staff report.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings, with an average unit size of 773 square feet.  

Los Angeles-based Plus Architects is designing the podium-type building, which would incorporate open space amenities such as a courtyard with a swimming pool.  The project is well below the subject property's height and density limits, and is described as being similar in scale to other nearby apartment buildings.

The staff report recommends that the Planning Commission approve on the proposed Locust Avenue development.

The project site is located just one block from the Blue Line's Anaheim Station, where another multifamily residential project is also being given consideration by the Long Beach Planning Commission this week.