DOWNEY — An effort to create more housing downtown continues as the Planning Commission tonight will consider a six-unit housing development on 2nd Street.
Located at 8117 2nd St., across from the post office, the development includes six townhomes ranging in size from 1,770 square feet to 1,943 square feet.
Homes will be three stories tall with attached two-car garages. Five of the six units include 3 1/2 baths, with one home providing 2 1/2 baths.
The homes will be similar in design and floor plan, five of the six units featuring a bedroom and bathroom adjacent to the garage. The second floor features a kitchen and dining room connected in an open concept configuration.
Each of the homes will come with balconies ranging in size from 38 square feet to 102 square feet.
Access to the homes will be via a single driveway on 2nd Street.
In a staff report, city officials said the development will be built in a modern architecture design.
“Decorative LED lighting will be provided throughout the development,” the report reads. “Lighting along the driveway portion of the lot includes impact resistant LED wall luminaires along [the] east wall. LED wall sconces will also be provided in between the garages.”
Last week, city officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for for Village Walk, a new development of 28 townhomes at 3rd Street and La Reina Avenue.
Each of the homes will be three stories tall. The first model homes are expected to be completed by April, and the entire development could be finished by December 2017.
“Housing is integral to the development of Downtown Downey,” said Mayor Alex Saab. “This is part of the puzzle we’ve been envisioning having downtown for many years.”
Meanwhile, construction is moving at a rapid pace on the 117 three-story townhomes being built on Paramount Boulevard.
Vacant for more than a decade, the 6.5-acre property at 10734 Paramount Blvd. includes three separate lots that lie in between 5th and 7th streets. The largest lot is 241,000 sq. ft. and once housed three medical buildings known as Gallatin Medical Center.
The two smaller lots were previously used for surface parking.
Once construction is complete, KB Home will subdivide the acreage into 120 individual lots so each future owner will not only own their building, but the underlying land as well.
Eric Pierce and Christian Brown contributed to this report.