HIGHLAND PARK — One of California’s largest builders of urban and in-fill housing is planning to build 29 condominiums on the site of the Hillside Bible Baptist Church near Figueroa Street and Avenue 50.
The church is selling the property to Olson Homes, which has built projects in more than 80 cities across the state, and is relocating the congregation outside of Highland Park, according to Dana Sayles, a planning consultant working for for the developer.
The current plans call for three-story townhomes with front stoops and small yards facing Figueroa and Avenue 50 while smaller units would be clustered in the interior portion of the lot. The condos, which would range in size from about 900 to 1,800 square-feet, would be priced starting in the $300,000 to $400,000 range for the smaller units, Sayles said.
If the necessary city approvals are obtained, the first units would be completed by the end of 2016. The exterior design of the condos is still being refined with feedback from community groups, Sayles said.
The 29 condos would be constructed about a block away from where Santa Clarita-based developer Williams Homes wants to bring two dozen, three-story town homes to Echo Street off of Avenue 52 – just behind the Food 4 Less supermarket.