A proposed mixed-use development featuring rental housing and ground-floor retail continues to move forward near the Gold Line's Monrovia Station.

The project, slated for a 1.83-acre site at the northeast corner of Pomona and Primrose Avenues, is currently developed with two light industrial buildings.  Plans call for razing those structures to make way for the development of a seven-story edifice featuring 310 apartments - including 25 deed restricted units for moderate- and very low-income households - with 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 479 parking spaces located at grade and in two basement levels.

The project is being developed by Chicago-based Fifield Realty Company.  Materials previously shown at community meetings indicate that the proposed development would be called "NEXT Monrovia."  The company has already built two NEXT developments in Koreatown and Glendale through its Los Angeles-based arm Century West Partners.

Humphreys & Partners Architects is designing the proposed development, which would include a combination of public and private open spaces, including a 7,000-square-foot plaza at the corner of Pomona and Primrose, and residential amenities such as a central courtyard and three sky decks.

Project entitlements are scheduled for consideration at a September 25 meeting of Monrovia's Development Review Committee.  Hearing before the Planning Commission and the Monrovia City Council are anticipated in October and November, respectively.

Several developers are planning similar projects near Monrovia Station, including Trammell Crow ResidentialMW Investment Group, and Richman Group