By Susan Motander
Moda, the first apartment complex at Station Square, has had a great opening to the first phase of the project opening. Ultimately the complex will include 241 units.
The celebration on Thursday had the presentation of the city council and the presence of the city. This art in public places is visible from the Gold Line.
When completed, Moda will include two interior garden areas, one of the other areas of the world, and one of the world's most popular outdoor cooking and dining spaces, a computer center and a rooftop deck with views of the foothills. This final feature is the one most valued by one who has already moved in. Angela Wong, who identifies herself as a new resident, said that her sister works at City of Hope and is able to come back to lunch with her on the roof.
This project is intended for the Monrovia Gold Line Station. The station is located at South Station Station, a 296-unit apartment complex south of the station. This complex by Richman Development will include three courtyards, a common pool, common roof decks, a dog-run, and a greenhouse. Each of the units will also have a balcony with the exception of the live / work units. Access to the Gold Line Station will also be opened up from the south with the opening of this development.
Several other complexes are planned for the area, in essence a new "Gold Rush" to the resort area. These include a project by Trammell Crow which is planned to create an additional 436 units on South Magnolia Avenue. The Arroyo at Monrovia Station, proposed for the area across the street from the Pomona between Primrose and Magnolia, would include 276 residential units including three live / work units. The next project in the planning phase is being referred to as 123 Pomona of 310 apartments. All these projects are still in the planning phase and have been approved by the city.