SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, El Monte Gateway celebrates a significant milestone in its ambitious transit-oriented development (TOD) realization. On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 9:30am, SVA Architects, the City of El Monte, and the entire El Monte Gateway development team will celebrate the groundbreaking of a Mixed-Use Apartment Community, also known as Parcel 4. The new community is a key component of the El Monte Gateway Master Plan. The Groundbreaking ceremony, presided over by Mayor André Quintero, will recognize a major milestone in the project which has become a national model for BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) and smart growth design.
Transit Oriented Development
El Monte Gateway is adjacent to the El Monte Station, a major regional bus transfer center serving 22,000 Metro, Foothill Transit, El Monte Transit and Greyhound ridership daily, with the potential to accommodate nearly twice that capacity. The new $80 million BRT center helped catalyze new development in the City of El Monte, including the El Monte Gateway TOD project.
El Monte Gateway's urban design leverages SVA's extensive experience in TOD. The highly anticipated Mixed-Use Apartment Community at El Monte Gateway features 25,000 square feet of commercial retail and 208 market-rate apartments. The four-story building, which sits on 2.33 acres, will have two levels of parking (one underground), and is anticipated to achieve LEED certification.
Ernesto Vasquez, FAIA, Partner & CEO of SVA Architects, states, "We are very proud to be a part of the El Monte Gateway Master Plan. Not only is it sustainable and adjacent to BRT, it incorporates all the principals of smart growth which make livable, healthy, and walkable communities for current and future generations to enjoy."
The Mixed-Use Apartment Community is built by the Public Private Partnership of City of El Monte and Grapevine Development. The project was designed by SVA Architects Inc., financed by Romspen, and made possible by financing from the voter-approved Proposition 1C Infill Infrastructure Grant Program through the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
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