Highland Park Transit Village (left) and Sunset Boulevard Streetscape Beautification
Residents of Echo Park and Highland Park will have the opportunity on Thursday night to receive the most recent information on two separate projects that promise to change the look and feel of prominent sections of each neighborhood. In the larger of the two projects, affordable housing developer McCormack Baron Salazar is scheduled to hold a presentation hosted by the Highland Park Neighborhood Council on the Highland Park Transit Village, which will include the construction of approximately 60 apartments and 20 condominiums as well as underground parking on three city parking lots near the Highland Park Gold Line Station. The firm has scaled back the Highland Park Transit Village, which would be spread over three blocks on Marmion Way between Avenue 56 and Avenue 59, over the years in response to neighborhood opposition. But it remains one of the largest single developments planned for Highland Park.
Meanwhile, in Echo Park, officials with the city’s Bureau of Street Services will provide an update on a $750,000 project to beautify and improve Sunset Boulevard with solar-powered trash cans, street trees, decorative crosswalks, benches and a a pocket park at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Park Avenue. What about those hitching posts proposed for Alvarado and Sunset? Sounds like the hitching posts shaped like horse heads have been put to pasture.
- The Highland Park Transit Village meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Highland Park Senior Center, 6152 N. Figueroa St.
- The Sunset Boulevard Streetscape Beautification Project will be held held on Thursday, January 17 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Edendale Library Community Room, 2011 West Sunset Blvd.