Rose Equities and Garden Communities to build apartments in Torrance

Developers approved to replace LA County offices with four apartment buildings

Rose Equities, Garden Communities to Build Torrance Project
Rose Equities' Daniel Miller and rendering of plans for 2325 Crenshaw Boulevard (Rose Equities, LinkedIn)

Rose Equities and Garden Communities have gained approval to build 272 apartments in Torrance.

The Beverly Hills- and San Diego-based developers got the nod from the Torrance City Council to build a four-building complex at 2325 Crenshaw Boulevard, Urbanize Los Angeles reported. 

It will replace a single-story, 60,800-square-foot office building now occupied by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

Rose Equities, Garden Communities to Build Torrance Project
Rendering of plans for 2325 Crenshaw Boulevard (Rose Equities)

The 5.5-acre development, dubbed Torrance Del Amo, will include four buildings of four or five stories with 272 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The homes would be built atop a two-level garage for 467 cars.

The developers employed density bonus incentives in exchange for 28 affordable apartments set aside for very low-income households.

The project, designed by Santa Monica-based Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners , will have four lines of apartments separated by courtyards. The brown and beige project includes a swimming pool, according to renderings.

Three-story complexes will line the north side next to single-family homes, while five-story complexes would line the south side along commercial Sepulveda Boulevard.

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“Lantern-like gable roofs and syncopated balconies contribute to the village-like feel,” according to a project description. “The buildings are clad in white plaster and stone, with louvers that shade balconies.”

Construction is expected to take 30 months. 

Rose Equities is also developing a larger project, with more than 1,000 apartments in Costa Mesa, according to Urbanize.

In November 2022, Rose Equities and Garden Communities paid $71 million for the former site of a Renaissance Hotel in Westchester County, New York, with plans to redevelop it into a 760-unit luxury apartment complex.

Garden Communities is the property management arm of the Wilf family’s New Jersey-based Garden Homes. The family patriarch, Zygi Wilf, runs the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, and engineered a controversial taxpayer-funded covered stadium for the team in Minneapolis. 

In 2017, an associate by marriage of the Wilf family died before being accused of a mass shooting at the family-built La Jolla Crossroads apartment complex in University City in San Diego, the San Diego Reader reported. 

— Dana Bartholomew

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