The Richman Group continues has taken another step in its plan to construct a multifamily residential development adjacent to the Gold Line's Monrovia Station, with the start of the project's environmental review period.

Station Square South, slated for a nearly four-acre site located immediately south of the at-grade station, calls for the construction of three-, four-, and five-story buildings featuring 296 market rate apartments between 509 and 2,382 square feet in size.  The project would offer a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, as well as amenities such as private courtyards and a swimming pool.

Architects Orange is designing the proposed development, which would wrap a central parking structure with accommodations for up to 522 vehicles.

Construction of Station Square South would occur over a single 20-month phase, although a groundbreaking date has not been identified.

The project is part of the Station Square Specific Plan area, which also includes the already-complete MODA apartments.