An environmental study published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning has shed light on Fairfield Residential's plans to construct a large apartment complex near the L.A. River in Glassell Park.

The prosaically-named Glassell Park Residential Project would rise from a 4.8-acre site at 2910 San Fernando Road, replacing what is now a large warehouse.  Plans call for the construction of a five-story building featuring 370 apartments - including 31 affordable units priced at the very low-income level - wrapped around a seven-story, 597-car parking structure.

Architects Orange is designing the proposed development, which would offer apartments in an array of one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans.  Architectural plans and renderings show a contemporary design, with open space amenities such as two courtyards, a fitness club, and a rooftop deck.

Construction of the apartments is anticipated to occur over approximately 20 months.  However, the environmental study does not specify a groundbreaking date.

Fairfield Residential, which is owned by Brookfield, recently completed construction of a $70-million apartment complex in Warner Center, and is nearing completion at a $215-million development next to SCI-Arc in the Arts District.