Westside Business Expands: Parker Diving Service acquires property from RDA
2009-11-02 · By Editor
In 2004, the Redevelopment Agency facilitated the relocation of Parker Diving Service, Inc. to a site in the West Long Beach Industrial Project Area and since then, the company has enjoyed a continuous increase in business. They have grown so much in fact, that they now need more space for their operations.
Parker Diving Service is the oldest continually operating diving service in California. They have served the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles since 1945, and they currently hold the general diving services contract for the Port of Long Beach. They employ highly experienced diver-technician teams for underwater surveys, inspections, damage assessments, repairs, maintenance, construction projects, and remediation of hazardous materials.
The company has served many local government agencies including the cities of Anaheim, Hermosa Beach, Ventura, the Orange County Sanitation District, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, and the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation. They’ve also built an impressive reputation for excellence and safety, going 59 years with no serious accidents.
Last month, the RDA approved an Owner Participation Agreement with Parker Diving Service for the sale and development of property next to the business. The company purchased the property to construct a 5,000-square-foot warehouse and office space with on-site parking, which will ultimately lead to the creation of at least 8 new jobs in the Westside. The extra space allows the business to continue to grow and contribute to the local community.
This project is an example of the RDA’s commitment to fostering economic development activities throughout the City. By facilitating local businesses expansion needs through the resale of non-conforming and underutilized parcels of land, together we are building a better Long Beach.
Reprinted from the Long Beach Development Services newsletter. November 2009