An industrial site located just west of Pioneer Boulevard is slated for redevelopment with for-sale homes and commercial uses, according to an initial study published this month by the City of Artesia.

View of previous improvements at Artesia Place project siteGoogle Street View

The project, dubbed Artesia Place, would is slated for roughly 3.5 acres of land located at 11709 Artesia Boulevard and 17212 Alburtis Avenue - land which was formerly improved with a dairy manufacturing plant, which was demolished earlier this year. In its place, plans call for the construction of multiple low-rise structures containing a combined total of 80 dwelling units in addition to 8,650 square feet of street-fronting commercial uses, 218 parking spaces, and recreation areas.

Per the initial study, the various components of Artesia Place include:

  • a standalone building with 2,700 square feet of commercial space;
  • a mixed-use building with four townhomes and 3,450 square feet of commercial uses at street level;
  • Eight commercial condominiums, or "shopkeeper units," with 2,500 square feet of commercial space at street level;
  • Nine live/work townhomes; and
  • 59 three-story townhomes at the rear of the site.

The project is described as featuring a central pedestrian walkway, connecting to a network of landscaped courtyards. Plans also call for a pool and other recreation facilities at the center of the site.

Site plan for Artesia PlaceCity of Artesia

"The single-story 'Main Street' style sidewalk retail shops are backed by a California-style courtyard with storefronts and newsstand kiosks," reads a narrative included with the initial study. "The shopkeeper units gradually transition to smaller shops. The architecture contains a blend of modern styles. Mid-century detailing is consistent with shades of neutral colors and enriched material selections, including linear 'wood' sidings, stone veneers, light color plaster, and dark window frames. The commercial, shopkeeper, and live/work units have a 'weathered' antique white brick veneer to differentiate from the modern elements of the residential units. The white brick, dark window frames, and accent-colored front doors mimic modernized, repurposed, and renovated historic buildings."

Pending the approval of project entitlements, including a new specific plan, construction of Artesia Place is expected to occur over a 24-month period commencing in September 2023 and concluding in August 2025.

Los Angeles County Assessor's records list the owner of the site as Los Angeles-based real estate development firm Borstein Enterprises, which is partnering with G3 Urban on the project. The two companies are also partnering on similar townhome developments at multiple sites in Gardena.

Artesia Place would rise less than one mile north of the future site of the southern terminus of Metro's West Santa Ana Branch, which would shuttle passengers from Pioneer Boulevard in Artesia to Downtown Los Angeles.

Proposed location for Artesia PlaceCity of Artesia