Brandywine Homes has closed on a .82-acre site at 136 Las Tunas Drive in Arcadia, with plans to build a series of three-story contemporary townhomes.  Groundbreaking for the community, dubbed Griffin, is scheduled to break ground in April 2015, with delivery expected by December 2015.

"The increased demand for housing in Arcadia has pushed pricing for single-family detached homes into ranges many people cannot afford," said David Barisic, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Brandywine.  "These townhomes will certainly be more affordable than the majority of what is on the market now."

Brandywine plans to build 17 three-story, two-, three-and-four-bedroom townhomes ranging from 1,265 to 2,205 square feet in size.  Most of the units will offer full side-by-side garages, and all will feature contemporary architecture, stainless steel appliances and solid-surface counters.

Residents of the new community, located between El Monte Avenue and South Santa Anita Avenue, will have access to the Arcadia school system.  The development is located just over 3 miles away from the 210 Freeway, with proximity to major destinations such as Santa Anita Park, Westfield Santa Ana, the Santa Anita Golf Course and downtown Pasadena.

Prices for the townhomes are expected to range from the high $600,000s to the high $900,000s.

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Renderings Revealed for the 1,200-Unit Cumulus Development

The project will consist of mid-rise and high-rise buildings next to La Cienega/Jefferson Station

At long last, San Francisco-based developer Carmel Partners has offered up renderings for Cumulus, the mixed-use complex that is now rising next to the Expo Line's La Cienega/Jefferson Station.

Located on an 11-acre site that once housed a radio broadcast facility, the project consists of a seven-story podium-type building and a 30-story tower that will feature a combined 1,210 apartment