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