First published in the Oct. 8 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.
Newport Beach residential management company Sares Regis Group recently unveiled Phase I of Arista Glendale, an eight-story luxury multifamily rental high-rise with 53 apartment homes located at 520 N. Central Ave.
City officials joined representatives from Sares last week for a ribbon cutting to officially open up the apartments for business.
Situated in the heart of Glendale, Arista Glendale Phase I is reimagined from a stately eight-story granite-clad office tower built in 1985. The 8,372 square feet of existing ground-floor retail space has been retained with tenants East West Bank and H&R Block Advisors. The elegant entrance and dramatic two-story lobby speak to Arista Glendale’s provenance as a landmark office building, officials said.
“The beautiful new Arista luxury apartment homes will bring added vibrancy to an already bustling part of our Greater Downtown Glendale area,” said Judee Kendall, president and CEO of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, in a statement. “We are delighted to welcome Arista to Glendale and as a new member of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce.”
Arista Glendale is co-developed and owned by Adept and Octane Group, both based in Pasadena. Design and architecture are by Adept.
Originally conceived as condos, the apartment homes offer “exceptional quality” in construction and infrastructure, with designer features including upgraded or top of the line appliances. Floorplans are generously spacious and uniquely laid out, ranging from 751 to 1,957 square feet. Rents are approximately $3,950 – $6,355 for two bedrooms, two baths; $6,205 – $7,005 for three bedrooms, three baths; and $6,775 – $10,900 for penthouses.
Phase I community amenities include a co-workspace; conference “Zoom room;” an inviting and luxe resident lounge complete with entertaining spaces, billiards, TV and gourmet kitchen; a fully equipped fitness center; and outdoor green space, which functions as a designated park. Residents also receive assigned on-site garage parking.
When completed, Arista Glendale’s two high-rise buildings will feature a total of 98 luxury apartment homes connected by a courtyard. Arista Glendale Phase II will feature shared amenities including rooftop pool, spa and an outdoor entertaining lounge, complete with a fire pit, barbecues and cabana.
“The city welcomes the addition of Arista, the newest development, to our downtown,” Mayor Ardy Kassakhian said. “Through an adaptive reuse of an existing building, the city is helping add high-quality housing while also ensuring that we maintain the character of our downtown and quality of life that our residents and business have come to expect from our city.”