New housing is coming to an empty 3.4-acre parcel near the intersection of Mission Drive and Walnut Grove Avenue, according to a notice distributed by the City of Rosemead.

Site plan for 8601 Mission DriveBorstein Enterprises

Borstein Enterprises, the developer behind the proposed Mission Villas project at 8601 Mission Drive, is planning the construction of a new project consisting of 29 single-family homes and eight duplexes - four of which would be affordable units. The development would offer a mix of three- and four-bedroom dwellings, ranging from 1,546 to 2,351 square feet in size. Parking for 25 vehicles is also planned.

Architectural plans indicate that the new housing would consist entirely of two-story structures in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. Plans also call for amenities including a private park and a barbeque pit.

The project, which will require the approval of a general plan amendment and a zone change, was funded in January 2022, according to a landing page on the Borstein Enterprises website.

8601 Mission DriveGoogle Maps

Pending approvals, construction of the Mission Villas development is expected to occur over a roughly 11-month period commencing as early as March 2024 and concluding by June 2024. The property would be ready for move ins by October 2024.