To demolish the existing, approximately 2,880 SF commercial building (built 1980) and associated parking lot, and construct a new three- and four-story mixed-use development designed with three separate buildings – “A”, “B” & “C”. The project will provide 4,473 SF of commercial area on the ground level and 32,567 SF, 34-unit multi-family residential units within the upper two-stories of buildings “A” & “B” facing Foothill Blvd. and the upper three-stories in building “C” at the rear. The total combined floor area (commercial and residential) proposed for the project is 37,040 SF. Parking for the project consists of 19 on-grade parking spaces for the commercial tenants and 77 parking spaces within a sub/semi-subterranean parking garage for the residents. The site is 30,870 square feet located on the southeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Lowell Avenue in the CH – Commercial Hillside zone.
On March 9, 2020, the Director of Community Development approved with conditions a Density Bonus Housing (PDBP 1904390) with five affordable units reserved for very-low income households, and findings for three concessions because at least 15% of the base number of units are reserved for very low income households as follows: 1). Increase the maximum height and stories to 51 feet and 4 stories for the rear building (Building “C”), 2) Increase the maximum allowed lot coverage to 75%, and 3) Reduce the total required common outdoor space by 1,187 SF.
On February 25, 2021, the Design Review Board approved, with conditions, the design of the proposed mixed-use development described above (DRB Case No. PDR 2011350).