A long-empty lot located less than a half-mile southeast of Metrolink's Pomona Station could become the site of new multifamily housing.

The project, according to an environmental study released by the City of Pomona, is slated for a roughly 1.5-acre block bounded by Mission Boulevard, Linden Street, 4th Street, and Eleanor Street.  Plans call for the construction a series of three-story buildings containing 36 three- and four-bedroom townhomes - including seven to be set aside for moderate-income households.

Withee Malcolm Architects is designing the project, called the Mission Linden & Townhomes, which would consist of seven stucco-clad buildings oriented around interior walkways and common driveways.  Plans call for street-facing entrances along each of the four property lines.

The project, which is being developed by an entity affiliated with Manhattan-based based Pacific Development Consultants, is expected to be built over a roughly 16-month period.

The environmental study forecasts a schedule beginning in late 2020 or early 2021 and concluding in 2023.

Other projects in development near the Pomona Metrolink Station include a new veterans affordable housing complex at intersection of Commercial Street and Park Avenue.