The model homes for what’s called the 29 Twenty project are expected to be completed this fall, a representative of Van Daele Homes said at a recent committee meeting of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council. He did not have any information on the price range for the 2 and 3-bedroom homes, which will range in size from 1,350 to 2,250-square feet.
Earlier plans had called for the possibility of including a commercial or retail unit on Rowena. But the developer decided against that, saying it could complicate matters for the homeowners association and also require additional off-street parking.
Van Daele is building the project in partnership with Miami-based Fifteen Group, which had initially proposed building 45 condos on the site. Most of the property has been empty for more than three years after Fifteen Group ordered the demolition of the Coffee Table restaurant building and other structures.
In addition to the Silver Lake project, Fifteeen Group continues to purse plans redevelop Wyvernwood Garden Apartments in Boyle Heights, a proposal that has met with opposition by many residents, community groups and elected officials. Van Daele, meanwhile, has built two other developments in Echo Park.