SVA Architects submits schematic design plan for Prisma Artist’s Lofts in City of Pomona

Prisma Artist’s Loft
Rendering of Prisma Artist’s Lofts, designed by SVA Architects, Inc.

SVA Architects, with development partners National CORE and Arteco Partners, say they have achieved what they describe as a “significant milestone in the redevelopment of downtown Pomona.”

“Bringing award-winning design to one of Pomona’s primary commercial corridors, Prisma Artist’s Lofts is leading the urban core renovation as one of the first developments to take shape in the area included in the Pomona Corridors Specific Plan,” the architects say in a Jan. 5 statement.

“Adopted in March 2014, the Specific Plan includes Prisma Artist’s Lofts, located at 501 E. Mission Blvd, and aims to enhance the beauty and vitality of the region, particularly along Mission Blvd., Garey Ave., Holt Ave., and Foothill Blvd. SVA’s schematic design for Prisma Artist’s Lofts reflects the values of the City and stakeholders as a key element in Pomona’s renewal.”

Prisma Artist’s Lofts consists of 75 units, including 14 live/work units with ground level storefronts. Located on 1.45 acres, the four-story community will offer subsidized, affordable apartment homes in 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom designs. The community will also include a lobby, leasing office, community room, and amenity courtyard with an outdoor BBQ counter, dining tables, landscaping, and children’s play equipment.

“The contemporary, urban design features clean accent colors and strong geometrical shapes, providing a canvas to the community rich with artistic heritage,” the statement says. “Exterior mural boards will serve as a blank palette for artists in live/work units to personalize.”

“The opportunities in the commercial corridor, in addition to the support of our team—Arteco Partners, National CORE, and the City of Pomona—have made Prisma Artist’s Lofts a very special and truly unique community,” said SVA Architects CEO Ernesto M. Vasquez. “This project represents the DNA of our firm, as we are fiercely committed to providing place-making and economic opportunities in communities where investment has been deferred.”


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