UPDATE: The project was approved, 4-0.
DOWNEY -- A 1.6-acre parcel of vacant land in north Downey is poised to be developed into 39 modern condominium units that will be sold at market rate.
The development, which will be located at Telegraph Road and Tweedy Lane, still needs approval from the Planning Commission, which meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight at City Hall. City planners have endorsed the project.
According to the development proposal, the 39 condos would range in size from 1,561 to 2,100 square feet and be three stories tall.
There are five different models, but the general design and floor plan remain the same, with a garage, bedroom and bathroom on the first floor; family room, kitchen and dining room on the second floor; and bedrooms on the third floors.
Twenty-one of the condos will feature three bedrooms, and the remaining 18 units will have four bedrooms. All of the condos will contain 3.5 baths, except one unit that will have 2.5 baths.
The condos will have anywhere from 1-3 balconies each, ranging in size from 14 to 152 square feet.
The gated complex will also feature a swimming pool and four common areas with seating areas, trellises, and a small children's playground.
"The proposed project includes a modern architectural design," city planners wrote in a staff report to planning commissioners. "The design includes linear elements, and horizontal and vertical features, pop outs, all helping to create a linear inspired design common in modern architecture."
More than 7,600 square feet of landscaping will be installed throughout the complex, including 47 trees.
There will be 20 parking stalls for guests, with a maximum parking time of 72 hours.
The condos will be sold at market rate, said Aldo Schindler, director of community development for the city of Downey.