ECHO PARK — Echo, the first of several large housing developments that are in the works for Temple Street, is now offering up one and two-bedroom apartments for rent as the 49-unit complex nears completion.
The website for the development, which is located on the north side of Temple between Belmont Avenue and Glendale Boulevard, says that monthly rents for one-bedroom units will start at $1,850 while the two-bedroom, two-level units will start at $2,850.
The complex touts such amenities as a 60-foot-long lap pool, fitness center, gated parking and views of the “sun rising on downtown.” But for many passerby, the view will be mostly of a long, wall and parking garage that runs nearly the entire length of the project at street level. “I think it’s going to be a dead zone,” a member of the Echo Park neighborhood council said in 2013 when the development came up for review.
Instead of storefronts, developer Todd Wexman offered to disguise the wall and garage with decorative metal grates and landscaping, saying that demand for commercial space on Temple Street was weak.
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