Former auto dealership near the I-405 Freeway could be redeveloped with housing, a hotel, and new retail, according to a notice circulated by the City of Carson.

The properties, which span approximately 20 acres, are located at the northeast, northwest, and southwest corners of 213th Street and Avalon Boulevard.  Irving, Texas-based developer JPI is seeking approvals to raze all existing buildings and parking areas to make way for a 20-acre mixed-use project featuring over 1,000 residential units, 15,000 square feet of stores and restaurants, and a 200-key hotel.

Torrance-based Withee Malcolm Architects is designing the proposed development, which is called Jefferson on Avalon.  Renderings depict a collection of five-story apartment blocks, three-story townhomes, and standalone retail buildings.

Construction of Jefferson on Avalon is expected to occur in phases, continent on market demand and available public services.  Although a precise timeline has not been announced, work is scheduled to begin first with the multifamily housing, which would be split into three phases, creating 1,048 apartments on the northeast and northwest sites.  The final phase of the project would consist of 40 townhomes - located at the southeast site - and the hotel and retail buildings - located on the northeast site.

The proposed development is contingent on several discretionary approvals by the City of Carson, including a general plan amendment, a zone change, and the creation of a specific plan for the properties.

The project follows several large multifamily residential projects in Carson, including the 357-unit Union South Bay apartments and the 300-unit Evolve South Bay development.

JPI, which has its West Coast headquarters in San Diego, is currently building a 244-unit apartment complex in South Gate.