A proposal to build a 40-unit apartment house in Boyle Heights had some neighbors complaining about the loss of views and the shadows cast by the 45-foot high building on Third Street near Boyle Avenue. But that argument did not carry much weight with the Planning Department staff, which recommended that the Planning Commission approve the project at today’s meeting. Chris Parker, of the Land Use L.A. blog, summarized the issue:
Neighbors oppose the project at 1755 E. 3rd Street because they say it will block their view and sunlight; the Planning Department Recommendation Report dismisses those concerns because “there are no identified or established scenic-vistas in the area.” Ouch.
If that project does get built, the new apartment dwellers will have a view of a different sort: freeway traffic. The building would rise on a former Caltrans lot adjacent to the northbound lanes near the First Street exit. Talk about freeway close.