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Glendale Can't Quit: Big Mixed-User Begins in Southwest

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Another day, another Glendale development. Just down the road from yesterday's ICIS, a second TCA Architects-designed mixed-use development is getting underway near Glendale's southwestern border. Formerly known as the Triangle Project, Camden Glendale is being developed by Camden USA and will have seven stories, 287 apartments (28 for low-income residents), and 16 live/work units on the ground floor, joined by space for six retailers. Originally planned with 218 units, the developers got a density bonus (extra square footage!) for including a certain amount of affordable housing. Sitting on a triangle-shaped lot between Los Feliz Boulevard, San Fernando Road, and Central Avenue, the site is located just a few blocks from the Amtrak and Metrolink station, and, more importantly, a stone's throw from Curbed Cup 2012 winner Atwater Village. The architects' notes say that the "contemporary materials and edgy design aim to set the project apart from the traditional apartment buildings of the past," and that the high level of traffic surrounding the building on all sides influenced the design.

About half of Camden Glendale's apartments will have one bedroom, and the rest will be a mix of studio and two-bedroom units. They'll range in size from 601 square feet all the way up to 1,791 square feet for the largest of the live/work units. Planned amenities include pool and spa, two roof decks, four courtyards, barbecue area, and fitness and yoga rooms. Subterranean parking will be provided for residents, with retail parking at grade and on a mezzanine level.
· Camden Glendale [TCA Architects]