Brandywine Homes will soon begin development of 41 single family homes on Alondra Boulevard east of Escalona Road. The Orchards housing project will be constructed on a four-acre site of a former commercial center.
The future gated community will be comprised of 41 detached, single-family two-story homes ranging from 1,995 to 2,720 square feet. The homes will feature three to four bedrooms, two and a half to three and a half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Exterior architectural elements will be designed to complement the neighborhood, including extensive use of stucco wall surfaces, wood siding, window shutters, brick veneers and flat tiled roofs. New sidewalk, curb and gutter, and landscape treatments will also be added along Alondra Boulevard, Escalona Road, and Dalmatian Avenue.
Construction is anticipated for completion in 2013.
Demolition work is underway at the Crossroads Shopping Center at Imperial Highway and La Mirada Boulevard.
The demolition work is clearing the site for the development of a 13,650 square foot Walgreens Pharmacy drug store. Construction on the new drug store is set to begin in November. Other improvements at the shopping center will include a supermarket and other retail shops. This project will be completed in summer 2013.
Storm drain line relocation at the site is currently being completed. The remaining demolition and grading work will be completed in the coming weeks. “This is the first development to be guided by the modern design standards set forth in the Imperial Highway Specific Plan,” says City Manager Tom Robinson. “We are looking forward to the economic benefits and aesthetic improvements this project will bring to our community.”
I-5 Freeway Corridor
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pursuing widening the I-5 Freeway from its current six-lane to a ten-lane freeway through the cities of Buena Park, La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Downey and Commerce. The purpose of widening the freeway is to enhance capacity since traffic conditions are expected to worsen.
City staff is also in the beginning stages of developing a specific plan for the I-5 Corridor to promote quality architecture and building design as well as the I-5 Corridor's regional attraction.