And, it’s a true testament to the powerful, positive impact Caruso properties have on their surroundings. Hard to believe, but the site where The Americana at Brand stands was once a blighted area in the center of Glendale. Caruso’s vision, persistence and commitment to involving the citizens of Glendale in the process have not only made The Americana at Brand a major shopping destination for people from more than 80 zip codes, but a catalyst for accelerating revitalization of the entire Glendale community.
Inspired by Boston’s historic Newbury Street, Caruso’s first mixed-use property is laid out as a classic American town square, circled by an orange trolley. At the center of the square stands a two-acre park that features Caruso’s largest and most magnificent fountain, which dances to timeless music, and is gloriously lit up in the evenings.
The property also represents Caruso’s first mixed-use residential development, The Residences—242 apartments and 100 condominiums poised atop the retail spaces—which offers residents the opportunity to live in a vibrant, walkable and upscale urban environment not typically found in Los Angeles.