A draft environmental impact report published by the City of Arcadia offers up new angles, and new details, regarding The Alexan, a proposed apartment complex from Trammell Crow Residential.

View from East Santa Clara Street looking southeastStudio One Eleven

The Alexan, would rise just southwest of the Arcadia L Line stop at 150 N. Santa Anita Avenue, calls for razing two small commercial buildings and a surface parking lot to clear the way for the construction of a new seven-story edifice featuring 319 apartments above parking for more than 570 vehicles. 

Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings, ranging from 540 to 1,220 square feet in size. Trammell Crow Residential would set aside 26 apartments as affordable housing, making the project eligible for density bonus incentives via SB 1818.

Also included in the project site are an eight-story office building and one-level bank branch, both of which will be retained. Plans call for the addition of a small cafe within the office buildings.

View from project site looking north into the pedestrian corridorStudio One Eleven

Studio One Eleven is designing the Alexan, which is portrayed in conceptual renderings as a contemporary podium-type building. A new outdoor plaza would separate the apartment complex from the neighboring office complex, while an alley to the east of the new construction would be converted into a pedestrian paseo feeding into the L Line stop and Downtown Arcadia.

Upon the approval of discretionary entitlements by the City of Arcadia, including site plan review, a street vacation, and a tentative parcel map, construction of the Alexan is expected to occur over a 26-month period commencing in June 2023 and concluding in August 2025.

Arcadia is one of multiple cities in the San Gabriel Valley which has capitalized on the Foothill L (Gold) Line extension to foster development near its station, including neighboring Monrovia, where another Alexan apartment complex is planned.

View from Wheeler Avenue looking northwest towards Santa Anita AvenueStudio One Eleven