Burbank resident Allison Riccardi would love to find a bigger place to live.
Her 17-year-old daughter sleeps on a mattress in the dining room behind a black sheet pinned to the ceiling, while her 2-year-old son shares a room with her and her husband in their one-bedroom apartment.
But right now, her family can’t afford to move. Soon, though, she might have to.
Riccardi is one of the dozens of tenants who live in the nearly 40 apartments on Avon Street and Olive Avenue, where a 241-unit luxury residential complex, along with a Whole Foods Market, has been proposed.
If the project gets the green light, all existing buildings on the 3.8-acre lot will be demolished.
“We literally live week to week and still barely make it,” Riccardi, 43, said Wednesday, as her son Bradley waddled around her living room carrying a bright yellow stuffed cat. Riccardi’s husband works in construction, but if she worked, she’d only make enough to cover the cost of day care.