The 36-unit townhouse development at the northwest corner of Echo Park and Delta avenues – a.k.a. Chicken Corner – has gone through at least three ownership and name changes since it was first proposed more than five years ago. The first name was the rather straightforward Echo Park Townhomes when it was controlled by Lennar Homes and Civic Enterprise. “We felt the neighborhood and Chicken Corner spoke for themselves and didn’t want to force a name,” said Mott Smith of Civic Enterprise.
After Lennar sold off the unbuilt project to Angelus Development, the Echo Park Townhomes became known as The Durbin, a name that left many puzzled as to its meaning. After Angelus lost the development to the bank, the most recent owner, Texas home builder D.R. Horton, has renamed the project yet again. It’s now called 36 on Echo.
The first units in the newly renamed development are scheduled to be available next spring, said Jonathan R. Smith Senior Vice President at Horton. Meanwhile, some residents have another name for the project: noisy. Smith said he would look into complaints from some neighbors who said construction work was beginning before 7 a.m. on weekdays.