Burbank to consider condo/retail project

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – The City Council is expected tonight to consider plans to build a 300-unit condominium and retail project at Empire Avenue and Buena Vista Street. The proposal by developer Fairfield Properties/Crown Realty includes 256 condominiums, 44 town homes, 1,000 square feet of retail space and a four-story parking structure. Some units would be set aside for moderate-income buyers and low-income renters, officials said. “We think it’s important to provide housing and affordable housing in the community,” said Jeremy Ochsenbein, a city senior planner. The project would include resort-style amenities with three courtyards, a pool, spa and built-in barbecues. Three town homes would be designed as live/work units. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The developer would have to demolish two 1955-era buildings – a vacant office building and a cafe – and would have to seek permission to change the zoning from general manufacturing to limited commercial. Some residents were concerned that the project would draw additional traffic to their quiet neighborhood. “It’s a big project,” said Dominga Barahona, who has lived on Buena Vista Street since 1996. “I’m a little worried. You never know what kind of neighbor is going to come in here. More cars, more noise. That’s my worry.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 [email protected] IF YOU GO: The Burbank City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the City Council chambers, 275 E. Olive Ave. last_img

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