North Long Beach Refinery Makes Way For Modern Warehouse

Work has begun to dismantle a 75-year-old refinery on the corner of Artesia and Paramount boulevards in north Long Beach, with plans to build a state-of-the-art warehouse.

The refinery, which primarily produced asphalt, has been idle for several years. Ninth District City Councilman Rex Richardson said crews are working now to dismantle the equipment, and soil remediation already has begun.

A group called Bridge Development Properties is taking over the property, and got first approvals earlier this month from the Long Beach Planning Commission to create the 416,000-square-foot warehouse with 21,000 square feet of office space. The $84 million project will be called Bridge Point Long Beach.