An initial study published by Redondo Beach offers a closer look at plans for a new housing and commercial development a few blocks from the city's waterfront.
The proposed development, called Catalina Village, is poised to either renovated or replace a series of small commercial buildings at the northeast corner of Catalina Avenue and Emerald Street. The ground-up construction proposed by developer Beach City Capital would include a new three-story, four-unit apartment building and 22 three-story townhomes. Plans call for a mix of two-, five-, six-, and seven-bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,022 to 3,148 square feet in size.
Two single-story buildings at 112 and 132 Catalina Avenue are slated to be retained as a coffee shop and a tasting room, respectively. The two-story Masonic Lodge building, located at 112 Catalina, would be converted into four apartments.
Parking for 84 vehicles is proposed across the development site, including covered stalls below the townhomes, a small surface lot, and street spaces.
Withee Malcolm Architects is designing Catalina Village, which calls for townhomes clad in wood siding, similar to other existing homes. The new housing is set back from Catalina Avenue behind the commercial buildings.
According to the project's initial study, construction of Catalina Village is expected to occur over an approximately 20-month period commencing in September 2021 and concluding by mid-2023.
Beach City Capital, the developer, is planning similar housing and retail projects in Long Beach, according to the company's website.
Other projects in the works near the Redondo Beach Pier, which was itself the centerpiece of a now-cancelled redevelopment plan, include a potential mixed-use complex which could one day replace a power plant on Harbor Drive with offices, retail, and a hotel.
More information on Catalina Village, including opportunities to provide feedback, is available via the Redondo Beach Community Development Department website.
- Redondo Beach (Urbanize LA)