Construction is underway for the Link, a new mixed-use building located one block from the Glendale Metrolink commuter rail station.

The project, which comes from the Glendale-based firm Kareco, will consist of a five-story structure featuring 142 apartments - including 12 units of low income housing - above approximately 8,700 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

TCA Architects designed the contemporary podium-type complex, which is portrayed in a rendering with alternating flourishes of red, white, blue and grey.

Located at the northwest corner of San Fernando Road and Central Avenue, the Link engendered controversy in 2013 due to the 1930s commercial building that it replaced.  Preservationists had opposed the project in an effort to save the two-story structure.

The former building at Central and San Fernando. Image via Google Maps.
Rendering by TCA Architects
Image via Google Maps

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Mixed-Use Development Planned Near Laguna Niguel Metrolink Station

The project is part of the city's Gateway District.

The Laguna Niguel Planning Commission has approved a mixed-use development near the city's Metrolink Station.  The joint venture between Blackwood Real Estate and Walbern, located near the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Forbes Road, will consist of 100 two- and three-bedroom apartments in a seven-story building.  Plans also call for 2,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space, as well as a pool courtyard, a fitness center, a private garden, and a sky deck.