Mixed-use development in Monterey Park moving forward

Courtyard corridor between buildings to feature Taiwanese-style market

Rendering of 127 N. Garfield Avenue (Credit: Studio T-Square 2 and LCW Group)
Rendering of 127 N. Garfield Avenue (Credit: Studio T-Square 2 and LCW Group)

A mixed-use complex with an Asian cuisine night market is in the works for Monterey Park.

LCW Group and Temple City-based developer Golden Valley Place LLC filed plans with the City of Monterey Park for the project at 127 N. Garfield Avenue, which will include 116 condo units and 60,000 square feet of street-level retail space, according to Urbanize.

A signature feature of the development will be an open-air night market with Taiwanese-focused food purveyors situated between two of the development’s buildings. The courtyard area will include a series of kiosk-style food vendor areas, as well as seating and access to the shops lining the courtyard. A rooftop terrace will overlook the central corridor, accessible by a glass elevator.

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The surrounding buildings, which will be six and seven stories, will be linked by open-air skywalks and have basement parking stalls. Construction is expected to be complete in 2020.

LCW Group, based in San Juan Capistrano, is designing the grounds, and Studio T-Square 2, a Long Beach-based architecture firm, is designing the podium-style buildings.

The mixed-use project is among the latest developments in Monterey Park, a city about seven miles from Downtown Los Angeles that has a growing Asian-American population. Earlier this year, OneLegacy, one of the largest organ, eye and tissue donation non-profits in the world, bought a 15-acre office park at 1977 Saturn Street for $39 million.  [Urbanize] —Laurie L. Dove