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Completed Projects (A-H)
COMPLETED DEVELOPMENT/REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS (A-H)
38° ALE HOUSE GRILL
100 W. Main St.
  • Project Completed: 1996 & 2009
  • Agency Assistance: Recruited tenant and provided a forgivable $425,000 loan for tenant improvements
  • Estimated Jobs Created: 42
ALHAMBRA CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY
101 South First Street
  • 45,000 SF facility with two levels of subterranean parking
  • Completed 2008 - Substantial book & periodical collection, workshops/ events, tutorial classes, internet & technology services
  • Architect: Charles Walton Assoc. AIA, Inc. (CWA AIA)
  • Contractor: Sinanian Dev., Inc.
  • Assistance: $25,000,000 Agency tax increment bonds
  • Project Value: $28,300,000
  
ALHAMBRA COURTYARD PLAZA
345 East Main Street
  • 50,065 SF shopping center (Ralphs Market, Auto Club of Southern California, Feeldz Sports Apparel, Game Stop and other tenants)
  • Project Completed: 1995
  • Developer: Camden Group, LTD
  • Agency Assistance: $5,000,000 for property acquisition and relocation of tenants from deteriorated buildings
  • Estimated Jobs Created: 151
     
   
ALHAMBRA GATEWAY CONDOMINIUMS
Bay State & Commonwealth
  • Property - 2.69 acres comprised of 129 units include split level lofts, loft flats, studio flats & townhomes
  • Project Completed: 2006 
  • Developer: The Olson Company
  • City/Agency Assistance: Facilitated & expedited entitlements
  • Property Tax: $577,270 per year
     
  
ALHAMBRA REGENCY PLAZA
500 West Main Street
  • Six-story development with 80 residential condos + 22,000 SF of retail space (Lunasia Chinese Cuisine,
    Toros Japanese Seafood, Tea Station, HSBC Bank, UPS)
  • Project Completed: 2005 
  • Developer: Alhambra Regency, LTD
  • Agency Assistance: Maximum of $100,000 in property tax rebates
  • Estimated Jobs Created: 44
     
  
ALHAMBRA RENAISSANCE PLAZA
Northeast corner of Garfield & Main
  • 2004 CRA AWARD: "Public Spaces & Linkages"
  • 3,400 SF state-of-the-art Edwards movie theater with IMAX screens, restaurants (Applebees's, Grill 'em all, Temptations Chocolate Factory, Menchie's Yogurt & Panda Express)
  • Project Completed: 2002
  • Assessed Value: $30 million
  • Redevelopment Assistance: $1,200,000
  
ALHAMBRA RENAISSANCE PLAZA
APPLEBEE'S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR

Northeast corner of Garfield & Main
  • 2004 CRA AWARD: "Public Spaces & Linkages"
  
ALHAMBRA RENAISSANCE PLAZA
PANDA EXPRESS RESTAURANT

Northeast corner of Garfield & Main
  • 2004 CRA AWARD: "Public Spaces & Linkages"
  
ALHAMBRA RENAISSANCE PLAZA
TEMPTATIONS CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Northeast corner of Garfield & Main
  • 2004 CRA AWARD: "Public Spaces & Linkages"
  
ALHAMBRA CHRYSLER, DODGER, JEEP
1100 West Main Street
  • Agency assisted dealership to obtain needed permits to construct its new showroom
     
  

ALHAMBRA VOLKSWAGEN
1811 West Main Street

  • Dealership comprised of an 18,000 SF full-service building/showroom on a 104,000 SF lot
  • Project Completed: July 2010
  • Agency Assistance: $1,300,000
  • Estimated Jobs Created: 60-80 full-time
     
  

ALONDRA HOT WINGS RESTAURANT
33 West Main Street

  • Fourth in a small growing chain
  • "California Small Business of the Year" award for District #30 from the California Small Business Association
  • Project Completed: 2009
  • Agency Assistance: Agency orchestrated and expedited
    entitlements for the project
  • Estimated Jobs Created: 45
  
ATHERTON BAPTIST HOMES
COURTYARD AT ATHERTON

625 W. Commonwealth Ave.
  • Senior Residential Community located on the 15-acre campus of Atherton Baptist Homes.
  • Comprised of 50 luxurious, independent living apartments with underground parking.
  • Estimated Market Value at Completion: $20 million
     
  

AZUL BAR & NIGHTCLUB
127-129 W. Main St.

  • Agency recruited a bar/nightclub and provided financial assistance for improving and remodeling the property, which had been vacant for 3 years
  • Project Completed: 2003
  • Agency Assistance: $312,000
  • Estimated Jobs Created: 20
 

CAKELLY PLAZA
555 W. Main St.

  • 9,500 square feet of retail space for lease
  • Four units front Main Street and two offices are accessible off the landscaped lobby
  • Private development completed in 2014

CASITA DE ZEN
Northeast Corner of Main & Third Street

  • Four-story mixed-use development comprised of 94 residential condominiums and 5,000 square feet of commercial space with space for two possible restaurants.
  • Anticipated Market Value at Completion: $30 million
  • Completed June 2015

CHARLIES TRIO ITALIAN CAFE
47 West Main Street

  • Agency purchased and remodeled building for Charlie's Trio Café, the first restaurant in Downtown Restaurant Row. Sold property in 2002.
  • Project Completed: February 1998
  • Agency Assistance: $250,000 (CDBG funds)
  • Estimated Jobs Created: 27
     
  

COSTCO WHOLESALE
2207 Commonwealth Ave.

  • Membership retail store (formerly Price Club) commenced operations in 1987 and expanded store in
    2004 from 127,000 to 157,312 SF
  • Agency Assistance: Over the life of the project, Costco may receive  up to $3,600,000 in annual tax reimbursement payments.
     
  

CRANE SUSHI JAPANESE CUISINE
17 W. Main St.


(Not a City/Agency project)

  

CVS/PHARMACY & CHASE BANK
808-816 E. Main Street

(Not a City/Agency Project)

  

DINER ON MAIN
201 West Main Street

  • Purchased in 2004 for $850,000
  • Agency provided tenant improvement assistance to improve & remodel building for 50s-style American diner
  • Project Completed: 2003
  • Agency Assistance: $364,000 
  • Estimated Jobs Created: 20
     
 

DOG HOUSE RESTAURANT
410 East Main Street

  • Remodel of former Baja Fresh 
  • Restaurant features gourmet hot dogs, sausages and hamburgers
  • Agency Assistance: $110,000 from CDBG funds for tenant improvement assistance
     
 

EMPIRE FINANCIAL CENTER
Southwest Corner of Valley & Chapel

  • 55,011 sq. ft. building leased by East-West Bank as main tenant
  • Building permit valuation: $5,906,448
  • Not a City/Agency Project
 

FREMONT PLAZA
SE Corner Fremont & Commonwealth

  • Former Sears building Agency-owned & rehabilitated
  • Agency secured/manages tenants: Taco Bell; El Pollo Loco, Toys'R'Us/Babies'R'Us; Petsmart; Party City 
  • Project Cost: $5,300,000 including land acquisition (Sect. 108 financing)
  • Property Valuation: $18.5 million
  • Lease Revenue to Agency: $1.2 million per year + maintenance fees
  • Received "John J. Gunther Blue
  • Ribbon Practices in Community Development" Award
     
 

FRONTERAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT
111 West Main Street

  • Agency worked with restaurant entrepreneurs to open a Mexican restaurant in the Downtown featuring Mexican cuisine, happy hour, evening dancing, entertainment
  • Project Completed: 2006
  • Agency Assistance: $275,000 for tenant improvements
  • Estimated Jobs Created: 20
     
 

GATEWAY AT ALHAMBRA
700 West Main Street (Main & Atlantic)

  • Three story 130,000 SF office building houses the Los Angeles Community Development Commission(LACDC)
  • Project Completed: 2012
  • Agency Assistance: Expedited entitlements
  • Estimated Jobs Created: 575
  • Approximate Completed Market Value: $45 million
 

GEN KOREAN BBQ & YAKITORI BAR
68 West Main Street

  • Agency purchased property in 2001 for $1,100,000 and leased to Tony Romas. The property was sold in 2002 to the tenant for $1,285,000.
  • Gen Korean was not an agency project. It operates another location in Tustin, CA.
  

HAVANA HOUSE
133 W. Main St.

  • Vacant for nearly 6 years
  • Property owner received agency assistance for tenant improvements and facade enhancements.
  • Space leased to Havana House, a cigar lounge offering live entertainment.
  • Project Completed: 2001
  • Estimated Jobs Created: 15
     
 

HOME DEPOT
500 S. Marengo Ave.

  • Project Completed: 1994
  • Agency recruited tenant & expedited processing of plans
  • Estimated Jobs Created: 300
 

HOWARD STREET TOWNHOMES
534 W. Howard Street

  • Deed-restricted residential project designed to accommodate 6 low-income and 2 moderate-income households.
  • Homes were sold to first-time homebuyers through a lottery process at a sales price of $374,500.
  • Construction Cost: $3,037,955.27
     
 

 

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