4-story, 262-Unit Development Heads to Anaheim Planning Commission
The Anaheim Planning Commission will consider a proposal to approve a 262-unit mixed-use development on Monday, September 28th.
The project, called ‘The Invitation’, located at 1122 N. Anaheim Blvd, proposes to demolish the existing automobile tow yard facility and construct a four-story residential development consisting of 269 apartments, a 1,600 square foot (SF) office, 1,084 SF business center for residents, 3,190 SF slub and fitness center, and a six-story parking structure with 527 parking spaces. The residential product mix would be 49 studio units, 119 one-bedroom units, and 101 two-bedroom units, ranging between 594 SF and 1,131 SF in size.
The applicant, Renaissance Pacific Properties, is requesting a zoning reclassification from “I” Industrial base zone to “MU” Mixed-Use Overlay Zone, a conditional use permit, and a Development Agreement to permit a voluntary financial contribution to support the City’s affordable housing programs.
A total of 51,790 SF of common recreation/leisure space would be provided. This space would consist of a lounging area with a garden, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, a pool and spa, fitness areas, an indoor/outdoor gathering spot with a bar, and an outdoor recreation area.
Designed by TCA Architects, the proposed architecture would consist of a wrap style apartment building with residential units in four stories and surrounding a six-story parking structure. The front of the building will have a varied roofline and multiple setbacks, and a mixture of colors and building materials. The building has several courtyard areas to allow for social interactions and recreation.
The applicant is requesting a modification of development standards to exceed the maximum permitted building height for a portion of the project on the grounds that Anaheim Boulevard is large and provides sufficient buffer between the project and adjacent buildings.
Under the Development Agreement, the developer has agreed to contribute $269,000 to assist the City’s affordable housing programs in lieu of providing any affordable units on site.