Mixed-Use Residential and Commercial Project Planned in Redondo Beach
Withee Malcolm Architects
Earlier today, the City of Redondo Beach announced that it will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a proposed mixed-use residential and commercial use project located on a 1.26-acre site at 100-132 North Catalina Avenue.
The 100-132 North Catalina Avenue Project, proposed by Beach City Capital, would be located on six adjacent parcels encompassing 54,739 square feet (SF), with N. Catalina Avenue to the West, residential buildings to the east, Emerald Street to the south, and commercial buildings and Diamond Street to the North.
Withee Malcolm Architects
The proposal consists of the construction of 22 three-story townhomes, four units in the former Masonic Lodge Building and four units in a new three-story apartment building, for a combined total of 30 residential units. It also includes the demolition of existing buildings located between 112 and 132 North Catalina Avenue, the rehabilitation and re-use of the buildings between 124 and 132 North Catalina Avenue for commercial uses including a coffee shop and tasting room, adaptive re-use of the building at 112 North Catalina Avenue for residential use, and the demolition of a shed located at 116 North Catalina Avenue.
The townhomes would consist of three two-bedroom units, 15 five-bedroom units, one six-bedroom unit, and three seven-bedroom units ranging from approximately 1,022 to 3,148 SF each. The townhomes would be located east of the commercial buildings fronting North Catalina Avenue. The apartment building, which would be situated south of the commercial buildings, would consist of four two-bedroom units ranging in size from 800 square feet (SF) to 1,500 SF, and three four-bedroom units ranging in size from 1,300 SF to 1,318 SF. Four two-bedroom units would be designated affordable housing units.
City of Redondo Beach
In total, the project would include 14,631 SF of open space, 11,629 SF of private space, a 1,252 SF deck, a 525 SF roof lounge, and 1,115 SF of common space.
The project applicant is requesting local historic district designation for the four commercial buildings, and a parking variance to allow for less parking than required for the project type. The applicant would also use a state density bonus in exchange for providing the affordable housing units. The density bonus would enable mixed-use zoning, lot consolidation, and the construction of three-story buildings.
Withee Malcolm Architects is designing the project.