Boeing site eyed for RV, movie use

first_imgLONG BEACH – The site of the former Boeing 717 plant could play a bigger role in Hollywood or serve as an RV haven. The Planning Commission voted unanimously late Thursday to allow Boeing Realty Corp. to broaden the potential interim uses for the defunct plant while company officials finalize long-term plans for the 54-acre site. While originally limited to office or manufacturing uses, the Boeing plant could potentially be used as a production studio for the entertainment industry, storage for electronic servers, indoor recreation, or indoor storage for recreational vehicles and trailers. Boeing has talked with a movie company regarding the studio possibility, but officials declined to identify the studio. (562) 499-1303160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe prospect of an RV storage facility could help residents in neighboring Lakewood, where tougher laws regulating street parking of rigs and motor homes took effect July 1. Many RV and trailer owners have complained about a lack of affordable storage facilities. “I thought about that (storage) when I looked at those buildings because they are large enough to handle the largest RVs you can possibly think of,” Lakewood City Councilman Larry Van Nostran said. “It would be a great use for the time being.” The commission’s recommendation now goes to the City Council for approval. Under the interim plan, none of the buildings would be demolished nor would any buildings be erected. Boeing closed the 717 plant in May 2006. [email protected] last_img

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