The skeletons of 36 unfinished Echo Park townhouses – framed in blue-tinted wood – will soon be reduced to a pile of blue firewood. Workers this morning who were cleaning up the site of the failed Durbin project at Echo Park and Delta avenues said the wood framing that has been left exposed for about two years will soon be demolished as the new property owner prepares to start construction. “The blue wood is going to come down, said Jonathan R. Smith, a regional vice president with D.R. Horton, the Texas home builder that bought the project earlier this year. Construction of the new framing is scheduled to begin in mid-November but Smith could not say when the homes will be completed.
D.R. Horton plans to purse the same plans and architectural style of the previous owner, he said. Sales will begin early next year but information about prices was not available.