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Saturday, October 25, 2014

What does a million-square-foot development look like? Echo Park may soon find out


Barlow Hospital continues to push forward with a plan to transform its century-old property next to Elysian Park into a big residential development. How big? The most recent details about the proposed project call for 888 units of housing, a new 56-bed hospital, shops and 1,522 parking spaces. All that development adds up to more than 1.2 million-square-feet of space, which would make it one of the single largest residential projects in the area. The details come from the a city Planning Department notice advising residents of a Sept. 8 public meeting on the project.

Hospital officials say they need to carve up their rustic campus to raise money to build a new hospital on the site, which sits between Elysian Park and Dodger Stadium. Some of the new buildings would rise 75 feet high. Barlow proposes keeping a group of nine-historically significant buildings on the leafy grounds but needs to scrape and sell off most of the land to raise an estimated $100 million.

The meeting related to an environmental review of the project will be held on Tuesday, Sept 8 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way.



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  1. Does anyone know the status of this?

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