Alhambra Place construction is underway
November 2014 - Representatives of real estate developer Shea Properties joined with the Alhambra City Council in a groundbreaking ceremony to symbolize the start of construction of the future urban “lifestyle center” that will include an exciting mix of large and small national retailers and restaurants with open-air patios and walkways to create a pedestrian-friendly experience.
When completed, Alhambra Place will include 260 luxury apartment homes and 140,000 square feet of retail space, creating a lifestyle center that offers the community a place to shop, dine and live.
The retail center will include a combination of large and small national retailers, restaurants with spaces for outdoor dining, plazas for enjoying the outdoors while you regenerate for your next shopping experience and paseos for strolling. Shea Properties plans to achieve this with the remodel of the Mervyns building and the complete demolition and reconstruction of the remaining building along Main St. and Garfield. Not to worry, though, Bank of America will remain in place and the Bank of the West will be relocating into the project. The architecture for the Center brings a fresh new look to Downtown Alhambra with a bright contemporary design featuring crisp lines and a variety of materials including woods, metals, unique details, ambient lighting and lots of trees and landscaping. Shea Properties will be provide ample parking for the retail and building a parking structure on site that will service both the retail and the new residential units along Bay State.
This new Center also includes a four-story residential complex comprised of 260 luxury apartment homes, complete with its own clubhouse, gym, pool and spa. The apartments will include a mostly one and two bedroom units, and a few studios and three-bedroom units with quality amenities such as granite countertops and other high-end finishes. The residential structure, fronting Bay State exhibits classic brownstone features with well-defined cornices, Jeffersonian arched entryways into the three main areas along Bay State and lush landscaping to beautify the street. As the project turns the corner onto Garfield, the architecture transitions to a contemporary design, utilizing the materials found in the commercial portion of the Center.
Shea Properties is already working with tenants for the retail and restaurant spaces and believes they could begin the project by late summer and have the retail open for the holiday in 2015.