The City of Pasadena has given final design approval for the MW Lofts, a proposed mixed-use development on Walnut Street, according to a representative of Tyler Gonzales Architects

The project, which would replace a collection of small office buildings at the corner of Walnut and El Molino Avenue, calls for the construction of a six-story edifice containing 115 residential units above 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. 

TGA is designing the project to LEED Silver Standards.  Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2019, following the Rose Parade.

The firm is working on a similar project a block east that will feature 42 apartments above ground-floor retail.

Pasadena-based real estate investment firm Prominent Development is building the MW Lofts, and purchased the project site for $11 million in 2016.

The MW Lofts will rise directly across the street from the Hudson apartments, one of a handful of rental projects that Greystar Real Estate Partners has recently built on Walnut Street.