The roar of earth moving equipment this week on Morton Avenue in Echo Park signals that work has resumed on Morton Village, an 18-home, small-lot development that had been dormant for more than a year.
Miami-based developer 15 Group started work on the project in April of last year before it put the Echo Park property and another Silver Lake development up for sale. Earlier this year, Southern California home builder Van Daele Homes announced it had agreed to build Morton Village and the 33-home Silver Lake development on Rowena in partnership with 15 Group.
Previous developers had agreed to restore the three cottages near the front of the Morton Village property while 15 new, three-story homes (depicted in the rendering) would be constructed on the slope behind the bungalows.
How long before construction is finished and all the back-up warning beeps stop? The Eastsider is seeking to contact Van Daele Home to get an update on the most recent construction plans.