Cranes, construction trucks and multistory buildings rising slowly out of the ground can be seen peppered through downtown Glendale as several residential and commercial projects get underway. And there’s more on the horizon.
The Broadway Lofts, which includes 208 studio lofts and two-bedroom apartments, has been under construction on the southeast corner of Broadway and Maryland Avenue for several months, with crews recently starting to install windows on the five-story building. Broadway Lofts will also include about 23,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.
“It’s really starting to take shape,” said Philip Lanzafame, chief assistant director of community development for the city.
Nearing completion is the ICIS project, which includes 186 apartments, 14 townhome rentals and 7,500 square feet of commercial space on Colorado Boulevard near the Golden State (5) Freeway. It should open in the early part of next year, Lanzafame said.
Both of the projects — as well as almost all residential development under construction or in the planning stages — are apartments, but they will be built to condominium standards so they can be converted and sold later if the condo market returns.