A vacant lot located less than a half-mile southeast of the Pomona Metrolink Station could be redeveloped with affordable housing and open space, per an recent staff report from the Pomona Planning Division.

Aerial view looking southwestSVA Architects

Non-profit developer National CORE is partnering with Pomona-based Arteco Partners on the project, which would rise on a full city block at 501 E. Mission Boulevard. Plans call for the construction of a new four-story building featuring 74 apartments - including 15 live/work-units - in addition to a 61-space surface parking lot, and public green space.

The apartments would come in a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts, as well as 15 live/work units at street level, ranging between 608 and 1,498 square feet in size. They would serve a mix of very low-, low, and moderate-income households.

SVA Architects is designing the project, which would feature a contemporary L-shaped building with frontage on Mission, 4th Street, Linden Street, and Palmoares Street. Additionally, plans call for a private amenity space at the center of the property, art space, and surface parking and public green space at the northeast corner of the site.

Public green at 501 E Mission BoulevardIMA

The staff report recommends approval of 501 Mission's requested entitlements, including concessions from a number of zoning standards relating to building standards and parking.

Besides its Pomona project, National CORE is also developing similar affordable housing projects in Inglewood, Glendale, San Pedro, Santa Ana, East Los Angeles, and Pasadena.

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