ECHO PARK — A 70-unit apartment building that would bring live-work housing to Glendale Boulevard is scheduled to be reviewed by the city Planning Commission on Thursday, May 12.
Canadian developer Aragon Properties is requesting city permission to exceed certain density and height limits that apply to the site at the northwest corner of Glendale Boulevard and Aaron Street, which is now occupied by an auto repair shop and some vacant lots. Planning Department staff have recommended approving Aragon’s requests.
As The Eastsider reported last October, the five-story building would include eight apartments for very-low income tenants as well as townhome-style units on the top floor. The project would include off-street parking for 90 motor vehicles and 80 bikes.
A representative for the project said it would be the first to bring live-work units to this stretch of Glendale Boulevard, with eight live-work units proposed for the ground floor at the front of the building.
Aragon has also proposed building a 214-unit apartment complex on Sunset Boulevard in the east end of Echo Park. That project has met with neighborhood opposition.
On Glendale Boulevard, Aragon’s 70-unit apartment complex would join a growing number of residential projects that have been proposed or have been built. A block north near the 2 Freeway exit, SL70, a development of 70, for-sale townhomes, is in the final stages of construction.
Update on May 12: The Planning Commission unanimously approved granting the developer’s requests.
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