After a more than four-hour meeting on April 11, the Burbank Planning Board voted 4-0 approve plans from Pasadena-based developer Toledo Homes to build a mixed-use housing complex at the site of the Lakeside Car Wash at Riverside Drive and Hollywood Way.

View looking southwest from Riverside Drive and Hollywood WayStruere

The proposed project, named for its address at 3700 Riverside Drive, calls for the construction of a new six-story building featuring 49 condominiums above 2,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, and 90 parking stalls in a semi-subterranean parking garage. 

Toledo is planning a mix of one, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings, which would range from 937 to 2,187 square feet in size. In exchange for density bonus incentives granting concessions from certain zoning regulations, four of the condominiums are to be set aside for purchase by very low-income households.

Struere is designing the mixed-use building, which would have a facade of concrete, wood, aluminum, metal, and stucco. The contemporary mid-rise structure would include residential amenities such as a gym, a community room, multiple rooftop decks, as and a publicly-accessible plaza area located at the intersection of Riverside and Screenland Drive. 

View from Hollywood Way looking westStruere

Additionally, the proposed development also calls for retaining and restoring the Lakeside Car Wash's Googie-style sign.

Construction of 3700 Riverside is expected to occur over a 13-month period, according to an environmental study published by the City of Burbank.

The developer, Toledo Homes, is behind plans for several similar multifamily residential buildings in its hometown of Pasadena, including a mixed-use project now taking shape behind the Paseo shopping mall.

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The 3700 Riverside property sits just east across Screenland Drive from a parking lot that has previously been slated for redevelopment with a 13-story, 40-unit apartment tower.