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The large-scale mural, designed by local artist and mural painter Michael Che Romero of Vivache Designs, celebrates the culture and diversity of the City of Carson

IRVINE, Calif. (September 9, 2020) – MBK Rental Living announced the opening of Evolve South Bay, a new thoughtfully designed 300-unit apartment community in Carson, California. Virtual and in-person tours and appointments are underway with enhanced in-person procedures in place to keep visitors safe. Offering the fusion of an urban, fast-paced Los Angeles lifestyle in a sophisticated California South Bay community, Evolve will include three-story stacked flats, some with private garages and top-floor lofts overlooking the 11.9-acre community and the neighboring Porsche Driving Experience.

In conjunction with pre-leasing of the new community, MBK Rental Living is unveiling its 130’ wide by 25’ tall mural along the I-405 at Evolve South Bay. The original design is by a local renowned Los Angeles-based artist and founder of Vivache Designs, Michael Che Romero. A collaboration between MBK Rental Living, the City of Carson, and Vivache Designs was created to celebrate the culture and diversity of Carson.

“Deep and rich in history, Carson is growing, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it,” said MBK Rental Living President, Craig Jones. “The mural is the perfect vehicle to illustrate the creative spirit and energy of Evolve South Bay, extend it to the greater community to acknowledge its residents, and recognize the supportive partnership we received from the City of Carson. We wanted the mural to visually represent the community, culture, and diversity of Carson, South Bay, and South Los Angeles overall. Through the vision and creativity of Vivache Designs, we were able to achieve that.”

“The mural was designed to honor Southern California and create a sense of belonging. I really wanted to ease the stress of people’s commutes, to make them take a breath as they drive in LA’s notorious traffic. My goal is to create a freeway gallery so art can transform spaces and replace the anxiety of driving in traffic with a sense of upliftment and community. I wanted to bring street art into this dynamic, contemporary form while drawing on the beauty and diversity that is South LA/South Bay,” said Romero. “Every element within the mural is a testament to our region, from the red and blue gradation tones that represent the sunset and ocean to the repeated floral stencil pattern that showcases the fertility of the land alongside the palm tree silhouettes. The race- and gender-ambiguous line art face is a tribute to our incredible diversity – and the form gazes up hopefully, looking into the future and connecting with the human spirit. This is meant to embrace the sense of community that Evolve is building with its units. Finally, the City of Carson logo acts as the sun – the catalyst for the creation.”

Evolve South Bay offers 11 spacious floor plans ranging in size from approximately 695 square feet to 1,200 square feet. Luxury interior finishes include modern cabinetry, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and distinctive wood-style flooring. Residents will also enjoy open-concept living areas, front-load washers and gas dryers, ceiling fans in living rooms, energy-efficient LED lighting, and covered patios. Gourmet kitchens with prep islands and private direct access garages will also be available, depending on floor plan.

“Evolve delivers a mix of high-end design and lifestyle-enriching amenities that create an oasis for residents in the South Bay,” said Jones. “Beyond our homes’ design finishes and enhancements, which are unparalleled in the market, our hotel-inspired amenities extend residents’ home and living experience, evoking a sense of community and connection.”

Community amenities at Evolve South Bay include a two-story clubhouse with kitchen for private parties or community events; a state-of-the-art fitness studio, yoga room, and outdoor fitness equipment with a running track— which could also be used as a walking path for daily exercise and stress relief; and a resort-style pool and spa with cabanas, barbecue area, outdoor fireplaces, outdoor media lounge, and social lounge for relaxing and catching up with friends and neighbors. The second story is a co-working space open to both residents and the public with private offices and conference rooms that can be reserved. Other amenities in the controlled access community include a playground, bocce ball court, community dog park and dog wash, package lockers, and Wi-Fi access in common areas.

Evolve South Bay is conveniently located at 20330 South Main Street in Carson. Residents will have excellent access to I-405, I-110 and I-710 as well as nearby neighborhoods that include Torrance, Gardena, Long Beach, and Redondo Beach, with access to Los Angeles International Airport and Long Beach Airport. Immediately north of the community is the Porsche Experience Center, a 52-acre complex that is home to Porsche North America and includes a road course, restaurant, and other performance facilities.

About MBK Rental Living

MBK Rental Living is active in the acquisition and development of apartment communities. The company’s mission is to be the preeminent lifestyle developer focused on creating communities that deliver value for their residents, partners, and investors. Throughout its 30 years, MBK has earned a reputation for delivering award-winning customer satisfaction in housing that is innovative in design, comfort, sustainability, and craftsmanship, all at an excellent value. MBK Rental Living is a division of MBK Real Estate Ltd., the U.S. real estate development arm of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the world’s largest corporations. MBK Real Estate’s family of companies spans a wide spectrum of real estate development, including apartment development, industrial, and senior housing divisions. MBK Rental Living is headquartered in Irvine, California. Corporate offices are located at 4 Park Plaza, Suite 1700, Irvine, CA 92614; or visit their website at

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