A contractor best known for restoring many of Los Angeles' historic buildings will now try its hand at development.
Located at 350 N. Garey Avenue, the 80,000-square-foot property consists of two free-standing buildings, which are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. A three-story brick and terra cotta structure currently features 50 studio apartments, as well as a swimming pool, a basketball court and a gym.
Spectra, which is already headquartered in Pomona, intends to relocate its operations into the YMCA Building following a multi-million-dollar renovation of the property. Its main building will be converted to a mixture of affordable housing and creative office space, while the athletic facilities and sports courts will be restored to host special events. A new cafe and coffee bar is planned at the southwest corner of the property.
The approximately $7.5-million restoration is expected to begin later this year, with a grand reopening tenatatively scheduled for early 2019.
The YMCA Building is located just south of the Pomona Station on Metrolink's San Bernardino Line.
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