At a hearing earlier this year, Norwalk planning officials signed off on a proposal to redevelop the former site of the Norwalk Swap Meet with a mixed-use project featuring housing and commercial space.

View of ground-floor retail along Alondra BoulevardAO

The Alondra Maidstone project, per a notice of decision issued by the City of Norwalk, would rise from an approximately eight-acre site located at 11600 Alondra Boulevard. Property owner and applicant Shapell Properties, Inc. intends to build multiple structures containing a total of 209 one-, two-, and three-bedroom  apartments and up to 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Plans also call for 410 parking stalls, which would be located in garages, car ports, and curbside spaces.

AO is designing the housing complex, which is named Alondra Maidstone for its two cross streets. Plans call for buildings ranging between two and three stories in height in the Modern Farmhouse style. A site plan shows a network of internal streets, green spaces, and paseos, as well as shared amenities such as a club house and a swimming pool.

According to an environmental study published last year by the City of Norwalk, construction of the Alondra Maidstone development is expected to occur over a roughly 24-month period, starting as early as Fall 2023 and concluding by Fall 2025.

1600 Alondra BoulevardCity of Norwalk

The project joins a growing collection of large mixed-use developments now being considered by Norwalk officials, including proposals that would bring housing and commercial spaces to the city's Civic Center and the site of a shuttered youth prison.

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