DOWNEY – A vacant parcel of land on the southernmost border of Downey is primed to be developed into 14 condominium units.
The land is located at 10361 Foster Rd. and totals 2.41 acres, or 104,969 square feet.
A developer is looking to build 14 condominiums on the site; each home would be two-stories and vary between 2,431 and 3,122 square feet of living space. Lot sizes would range from 5,367 to 8,487 square feet.
Each condo would also have its own two-car garage, with an additional 52 off-street parking spaces.
The Downey Planning Commission will consider the project at its Wednesday meeting. Approval is needed to rezone the property from single-family to multi-family residential (R-3).
In a staff report, city planners offered support for the project, claiming the property's irregular shape and location next to a Southern California Edison easement makes developing a single home impractical and multiple single-family homes "almost impossible."
"Nevertheless, judging by its 104,960 square foot size alone, the subject property is of sufficient size to yield 57 dwelling units in the R-3 zone, based upon the standard of one unit per 1,815 square feet of land area," city planner William Davis wrote in a report to planning commissioners. "The Applicant proposes 14 units on the site."
The development is located next to the San Gabriel River, with a nearby bridge providing pedestrian and bicycle access to the city of Norwalk.