A Chicago-based developer that has recently been one of the most prolific builders of multifamily housing in Southern California has now turned its sights toward Monrovia.

Century West Partners, the Los Angeles-based arm of Fifield Companies, unveiled plans for a mixed-use development last month at 127 Pomona Avenue, a block north of the Gold Line's Monrovia Station.  The 1.83-acre project site, which is currently improved with two small commercial buildings and surface parking, is slated for the construction of a seven-story building featuring 310 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - including 25 affordable units price for very low-income households - with 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 486 parking spaces at-grade and on two basement levels.

Designed by Humphreys & Partners Architects, the podium-type development would place a 7,000-square-foot public plaza at the corner of Primrose and Pomona Avenues, lined with shops and eateries.  Additional open space for residents would be provided within a central courtyard featuring a swimming pool, as well as through a trio of sky decks.

Renderings show the project featuring the "NEXT" branding used by Century West developments in Glendale and Koreatown.

Additional details regarding the project have not been announced.

The proposed apartment complex at 127 Pomona is the latest in a string of multifamily residential and mixed-use developments that have been announced for the area surrounding Monrovia Station.  Other projects in the works come from Trammell Crow Residential, MW Investment Group, and Richman Group.