A year-and-a-half after our last update, the wood-and-concrete frame of a mixed-use housing complex is now complete next to the El Monte Bus Station


The project, called The Paseo at the Gateway, is being developed by Grapevine Advisors on a 2.3-acre site at Santa Anita Avenue and Santa Fe Drive.  The five-story edifice will feature 208 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above approximately 25,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a semi-subterranean parking garage.

SVA Architects is designing the contemporary podium-type development which will include a large amenity deck.

The Paseo development is the second component of a master plan for 60 acres of land flanking El Monte Station, which is billed as the busiest bus terminal west of the Mississippi River.

A first phase of the master plan - a 135-unit affordable housing development - opened on an adjacent lot in 2015.  Other adjoining sites are slated for hotel and multifamily housing projects.

The signature element of the master plan, which would rise from a property adjacent to the I-10 Freeway, would consist of a 12-story building featuring a hotel and retail space.