A new residential project has been proposed for development at 3700 Monterey Avenue in El Monte. The project proposal includes the construction of condominiums, onsite parking, and community areas on a vacant property lot.
MJW Investments is the project developer.
The project site is a parcel spanning an area of 3.8 acres. Named Paseo Santa Fe, the development will be a series of three-story buildings featuring a total of 87 townhome-style condominiums. The condominiums will be designed as a mix of three-bedroom and four-bedroom dwellings, ranging from 1,387 to 1,837 square feet in size. Each would include either two or three bathrooms and a two-car garage. The project will also offer parking for 201 vehicles. While some units would include their own flex space, porch, or deck, all units would have a minimum of 200 square feet of private and common open space.
The project site is located south of the El Monte Metrolink station. Renderings reveal a façade in Spanish-style design, featuring a white stucco exterior and a tile roof. In addition to housing, the developer will set aside approximately 0.79 acres of land at the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Monterey Avenue for a new city park featuring playgrounds, swings, benches, a picnic area, shade structures, public restrooms, art, and landscaping.
Plans also call for the construction of El Monte Paseo, a new pedestrian route which would connect Valley Boulevard to the nearby Metrolink station and bus station. That 6,220-square-foot area would incorporate entry pilasters, trellises, landscaping, decorative pots, a drinking fountain, an art plinth, and a bicycle rack with a repair station.
Construction of Paseo Santa Fe is expected to commence in June 2024 and conclude by June 2026. However, the schedule is contingent on approvals by the City of El Monte.