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Glendora Village Townhomes Ready By April

With construction completed in phases, the first of 53 townhomes near the Glendora Village Center is slated for an April opening.

While the entire construction on 53 townhome units just steps away from the Glendora Village Center won’t be fully completed until a little more than a year from now, units are already being sold based on floor plans.

As construction continues in phases, Maritza Cordero, marketing manager for City Venture’s Glendora Village Collection, said some units will be completed and move-in ready as early as April. By then, model homes will also be open to the public, said Cordero.

Promoted as 100 percent solar powered townhomes, the complex will be built next to the future Metro Gold Line station near the post office on Ada Avenue.

Units range from 1,172 square feet to 2,107 square feet with two to four bedrooms. Each unit will have a two-car garage and some outdoor space.

However, Cordero called the complex “low-maintenance,” with no pool or fitness center. There will be some barbecue grills and picnic tables, she said.

Units range from $399,990 to $489,990.

“We have seen a lot of interest,” said Cordero. “People do return after seeing the floor plans. We sold our first unit within days of opening our office earlier this month. It is a great location, and I think homebuyers know that Glendora schools are top rated.”

Floor plans and the site plan are available on the City Venture’s Glendora Village Collection website.

Offices are located at 351 S. Glendora Ave. and are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ralph Long February 06, 2013 at 02:09 PM
The City Council considered holding out for more mixed use development at this site, but they realized that there was already unused commercial space on Glendora Ave. that was not boing fully utilized. Regarding noise and vibration, this is electric light rail. Have you ever taken the Gold Line to Union Station? It passes through lots of neighborhoods with little disruption. In fact, many of the neighborhoods it passes through have actually been very positively impacted. Look at South Pasadena and Del Mar for great examples of how the Gold Line and community work together to make the area better.
Charles-AEC February 06, 2013 at 09:06 PM
I disagree with CONCERNEDS comment about train vibrations causing "structural" problems. If the building you used to live would "shake"... it was not built recently, or properly. This "structural vibration damage" concern is a complete misconception. Typically, when people feel vibration, they "assume" it's a structural concern... it simply is not. Even in older developements where the current soil and concrete technology was not used... the "damages" documented from train vibrations was cosmetic only... small, hairline cracks in the drywall at corners, easily remedied by applying caulking with a damp sponge. (The same minor issues that are found in homes not near a train, that experience normal expansion and contraction of new building materials). If projects next to train tracks were subject to structural vibration damages, the cities and Contractor State License Board would not allow them to be built... not to mention law suits that would be rampid!
Terry February 07, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Glendora's decision to not allow mixed-use at that site is not something I would agree with. It is very, very short-sighted of Glendora. I think we missed a great opportunity to be more progressive. The whole point of mixed-use is to disconnect from the prevalent autocentric single-use zoning that we have right now and into a mode of development that will be more sustainable in a future that will have many more people. Glendora understood the concept, but somehow decided to fall back to single-use zoning again just because there are some commercial vacancies at the moment. Aside from supply and demand, there are many other reasons why these commercial spaces are vacant--it could be lease price, accessibility, visibility, size, features/amenities, maintenance, and so on. Once the homes and the train station are built, that doesn't mean the existing vacant commercial spaces will start filling up.
Michael A. Totty February 12, 2013 at 04:42 AM
Let us not worry about vibration or noise or fumes as the electric trains will silently whisk passengers to LA or Ontario airport. The REAL concern is what is the City of Glendora going to do about the Lone Hill crossing. If they allow it to be a grade crossing they will make a grave mistake. Anyone who shops at the Glendora Marketplace/Diamond Ridge retail area already see's the massive near gridlock on a busy day, and that is without any rail activity. When the Gold Line reaches it's full potential and hauls tens of thousands of riders through Glendora, the traffic flow will be interrupted constantly as trains will be passing in either direction every few minutes. The solution is to construct a viaduct over Lone Hill carrying the Gold Line and BNSF tracks over traffic, not through it. Failure to consider this will result in colossal traffic jams and the certain loss of customers for the retail complex. NOW is the time to determine the cost and design of this viaduct. There can be no compelling reason not to do it! Money?
Mary Worthington April 18, 2013 at 04:58 AM
I agree that a huge opportunity was lost in making this a residential-only facility. Moreover, it looks like the complex will function as a giant barrier, dividing the Glendora Goldline station from the neighborhood, rather than connect it as Transit-Oriented Development should. What a waste!

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