2009 Open Space

Ocean Blvd. Bluff Erosion and Enhancement

Long Beach, CA

The Ocean Boulevard Bluff Erosion and Enhancement project comprises an approximately one-mile long section of thirty (30) feet high oceanfront bluff which provides a separation between the beach and urban development above.
The bluffs have been subject to significant erosion and are in need of critical slope stabilization and aesthetic enhancement. Workshops with the Bluff Park Neighborhood Association were conducted to receive feedback on their impressions of the project and to provide input on the type of landscape treatments desired.
The planting concepts placed emphasis on low water required plants, native or adaptive to the site conditions; water efficient irrigation system; erosion control techniques; maintenance consideration; and aesthetics.