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More city property was sold Tuesday night as four more former Redevelopment Agency parcels went to developers for a variety of uses.

The priciest property, $7.3 million, was the southwest corner of Broadway and Long Beach Boulevard. Raintree-Evergreen LCC. The developer plans to build luxury apartments, flexible work space and retail around a public plaza. No specific height or number of units was included in the staff report.

A second sale, of a vacant lot at Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue, will result in affordable senior housing, a health clinic, a community gathering center for groups including Khmer Girls in Action and Pacific Asian Counseling, The buyers are nonprofits Bridge Housing and The Children’s Clinic. Land price will be $2.5 million, although that is lower than other proposals.

The Art Deco Hotel at Anaheim Street and Lime Avenue was sold for $500,000 with a promise from the developer for adaptive reuse to include two restaurants and potential live-work spaces. The final sale was the 4800 block of Long Beach Boulevard, purchased by City Ventures, LLC., for $1.25 million with plans to build 27 affordable townhomes.

In other business Tuesday, the council (minus Mayor Robert Garcia and Seventh District Councilman Roberto Uranga):

• Sought a Parks, Recreation and Marine initiative exploring public-private sponsorships and partnerships to enhance programs and facilities.

• Agreed to suspend non-essential travel to North Carolina and Mississippi until the gender-specific restroom laws passed there are rescinded.

• Asked for a report regarding training for contract oversight citywide.

• Accepted a $5.5 million grant from the state for workforce training.

• Accepted a $301,400 grant from the Knight Foundation to create an outdoor office at Harvey Milk Park.

—Harry Saltzgaver

Harry has been executive editor of Gazette Newspapers for more than 26 years. He has been in the newspaper business for more than 35 years, with experience on both weekly and metropolitan daily papers in Colorado and California.

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