Today is this blog’s five-year anniversary, and Glendale’s downtown landscape is sprouting upward with improved economic sentiment.
Within an area bordered by the 134 freeway to the north and the San Fernando Road/Central Ave. intersection to the south (about 30 blocks), San Fernando Road to the west and Glendale Ave. to the east (about 10 blocks), I count at least 17 multi-story apartment and/or condo complexes, mixed-use projects, affordable housing, hotels or lofts just completed, under construction, or moving through the city’s planning stages.
The Americana at Brand, which opened in April 2008, isn’t included in this tally.
Whether the ROI will validate all these new projects remains to be seen. How Glendale will cope with the anticipated influx of residents and businesses to all these developments also remains to be seen. Traffic, pedestrian and public safety and parking issues can all be expected.
Partial List of Projects:
Glendale Triangle Project