[Updated rendering of Mira condos in Monterey Park - now with pool in front!]
On Monday's post about the new luxury condo project on Atlantic Blvd., the Monterey Park developer left a few clues about the name switcheroo. Turns out some West Hollywood hotel was already named Mondrian: "I decided to rename it MIRA, in Spanish is 'Look,' in Latin is a word for 'Wonderful' and in Chinese, it sounds like 'American-Chinese.' It is also the name of a binary star in the constellation Cetus."
[Updated rendering of Mira condo project in Monterey Park, from the developer]
Developer Jason Chung continues: "The MIRA is targeted at a different buyers group than the Atlantic Time Square Project and its retail/restaurant is never going to be a national chain." Wow, never!
[Ground-level floor plan of Mira condo project in Monterey Park, from the developer]
The Mira also sports a new design, the developer reports, in an email Tuesday to Curbed LA: "The new design brings the pool to the front of the building. It's a glass pool so that the reflection from the pool will create an interesting feature on the streetscape."
[Second-level floor plan of Mira condo project in Monterey Park, from the developer]
These floor plans, the developer explained, were done in China, without knowledge of where the building would exactly be.
[Third-level floor plan of Mira condo project in Monterey Park, from the developer]
· Two Names for One Condo Project in Monterey Park [Curbed LA]