After nearly four years of quiet, a new application to the Glendale Planning and Neighborhood Services Division details an updated proposal to replace a parking structure off of Brand Boulevard with a high-rise apartment building.
The proposed project at 625 N. Maryland Avenue, when first reported in January 2018, was pitched as a 20-story structure that would have included 240 residential units - including 12 very low-income affordable units - as well as perimeter landscaping and amenities. Parking for an unspecified number of vehicles, including replacement parking for an adjacent bank branch, would have been provided within a six-level podium and a three-and-a-half-level basement garage.
Revised plans submitted to the City of Glendale on November 17, in advance of a final design review, now describe the project as a taller 24-story edifice featuring 294 residential units atop subterranean parking for 372 vehicles. While the tower itself would be built toward Maryland Avenue, it would open on to Brand Boulevard on its western side with new publicly accessible open space.
Los Angeles County Assessor's records list the land owner as Adelphia Properties, a Los Angeles-based entity managed by Tom Paziouros.
As was the case in 2018, the project would be one of just a handful of new Type-I construction high-rise buildings in Glendale since the mid-1990s. But unlike in 2018, it is not the only tall buildings in the works for the Downtown area.
Across Brand Boulevard, Vancouver-based developer Onni Group has proposed 34- and 35-story hotel towers which would rank as the tallest buildings in Glendale, if completed. A few blocks north at Glenoaks Boulevard, an Arcadia-based firm has proposed its own 25-story hotel tower.
20-Story Tower Slated for Brand Boulevard in Glendale (Urbanize LA)