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Construction set to begin on large mixed-use complex in Arcadia

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Construction officially began Wednesday for a 319-unit mixed-use apartment complex in downtown Arcadia.

Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Alexan Azalea, a massive residential development at 150 N. Santa Anita Ave. by Trammell Crow Residential.

“Arcadia is fondly knowns as, ‘A Community of Homes,’ which is evident in the diverse array of housing types and styles available throughout our city,” Mayor April Verlato said in a statement. “We are incredibly proud of the housing options offered in Arcadia, and now, through the Alexan Azalea, we can offer more opportunities for people to call Arcadia home.”

Arcadia Mayor April Verlato presents a certificate to Reece Pettersen, a Trammell Crow Residential development associate. | Photo courtesy of the city of Arcadia

The planned seven-story apartment building is near the city’s Metro Gold Line station and will have 319 studio, one- and two-bedroom units each between 540 and 1,220 square feet situated above parking for over 551 vehicles, according to a city staff report. The new complex will have 26 units deemed “affordable housing” and eight “live-work” units.

“This mixed-use development not only provides high-quality living space, but it will also serve as a dynamic hub where individuals can seamlessly integrate living, working and socializing,” city spokeswoman Jackie Tran said in a statement. “As a transit-oriented development, located one block from the Metro station, this project strikes the perfect balance of community connection and modern amenities.”

The Alexan Azalea will center around a paseo that will connect pedestrians to the Metro station and additional features of downtown Arcadia, Tran said. It will also have an outdoor plaza between the existing eight-story commercial tower and the residential building, as well as a cafe within the commercial space.

Officials expect the complex to open in 2026. August 2025 was a previous estimate for construction to finish.

Additional information on real estate projects in Arcadia is at ArcadiaCA.gov/Projects.

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