The project is located on a 1.06-gross acre site at the northwest corner of the intersection of Garvey Avenue and Walnut Grove Avenue in the City of Rosemead, California. The project site is currently developed with the 15,585 square foot Taiwan Center building, 2,292 square foot office building, a duplex and a single-family detached residence that totals 1,628 square feet with a three-car garage. The existing uses and other site improvements would be demolished to allow construction of the proposed four–story mixed-use development with 4,253 square feet of retail/sales/service use, 1,130 square feet of cafe/food service, a 1,021 square foot manager office, a 5,500 square foot community hall and 1,272 square feet of storage on the first floor. The second floor includes five office units that total 5,470 square feet, a library, recreation area, and boardroom that total 4,020 square feet, and eight condominiums. The third and fourth floors would each have seventeen condominiums. The project proposes a total of 42 condominiums totaling 46,952 square feet and 18,646 square feet of commercial space. As allowed by Senate Bill (SB) 1818, which allows density bonuses up to 35% for low-income housing, seven of the units would be available for low-income households for a minimum of 55 years and 35 market rate condominiums. New landscaping would be provided around the north project boundary. A 12 feet public area consisting of a five foot parkway amenity zone and seven foot sidewalk (clear zone) is proposed along the east and southern project boundary to separate the project from the adjacent streets, which includes Walnut Grove to the east and Garvey Avenue to the south. Landscaping is proposed within the 5-foot amenity zone and a sidewalk is proposed for the seven foot clear zone. The project proposes both surface and subterranean parking. The project proposes a total of 204 parking spaces, including 163 standard spaces, 34 compact spaces and 7 handicap spaces. Of the 204 parking spaces, 45 parking spaces are proposed for the ground floor, 62 parking spaces are proposed for the mezzanine level and 97 parking spaces are proposed for the basement (subterranean). The project proposes six more parking spaces than required by the Rosemead Municipal Code. The project also proposes 21 bicycles spaces with 7 spaces on the ground floor and 14 spaces on the mezzanine level. The building is 63’-2” in height, which includes the height of the building parapet. The overall height of the building, which includes the elevator shaft, is 75’-2”. There is one point of vehicular access, which is from Walnut Grove Avenue. The Walnut Grove Avenue entry provides an entrance to the surface and subterranean parking structure.
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