The Laguna Niguel Planning Commission approved the second major residential project in the at its meeting on Tuesday.
The Crown Apartments by Mill Creek Residential Trust includes 284-units on the former Mission Yamaha and Hilborn properties at the northeast corner of Crown Valley Parkway and Cabot Road. The project includes four stories of residential units over three levels of parking. A total of 32 studio, 161 one-bedroom and 91 two-bedroom units ranging in size from 600 to 1,453 square feet are proposed.
The project design includes a contemporary California style of architecture with a varying roof line, stepped elevation planes and warm earth tone colors. A variety of high-quality amenities including a pool/spa, fitness and club house rooms, barbecue areas, and other features are included for the residents.
The project will also construct needed street improvements to widen Crown Valley Parkway and Cabot Road and provide a multi-use riding/hiking trail adjacent to their property.
The Career Lofts project was approved by the Planning Commission in June, and will start the transformation of the Gateway area to a more pedestrian and transit-oriented urban village.
The updated Gateway Specific Plan allows for almost 3,000 apartments or condos in the area near the I-5 and the 73 freeway.
The project site includes two vacant properties totaling 3.7 acres and is located at 25891 Crown Valley Parkway and 27961 Cabot Road, at the northeast corner of Crown Valley Parkway and Cabot Road. The site is within the Mixed-Use Zone (Planning District D) of the Laguna Niguel Gateway Specific Plan.
Construction could begin later this year, according to city officials.
, to be located at the Laguna Niguel Gateway Specific Plan area, includes 142-units proposed for the former Spoons/Black Angus site at located at 21800 Cabot Road. The project is anticipated to include four stories of residential units over two levels of parking. A total of 97 one-bedroom and 45 two-bedroom units ranging in size from 707 to 1,406 square feet are proposed.
The Gateway Specific project at the corner of Crown Valley Parkway and Forbes Road has been 15 years in the making