ECHO PARK — Developers have pulled permits to build nearly 100 apartments, a cafe and a gym in three new and existing buildings on Glendale Boulevard near the First Street-Beverly Boulevard bridge. It’s one of several projects that if completed would dramatically change the southern gateway to Echo Park from Downtown.
The new project would be spread across the 100 block of Glendale Boulevard between Beverly Boulevard and Rockwood Street, according to city building permit information. The development would consist of a new five-story, 55-unit building with ground floor commercial space and parking at the corner of Glendale and Beverly; a four-story, 40-unit building with roof-top deck (maybe even a pool) across the Dawson Street alley at 1502 Rockwood; and the renovation of an office building at 111 Glendale to include a ground-floor gym.
Online permit information does not identify the developer but does say that Make Architecture is responsible for the design. The Los Angeles firm has renderings of the very modern looking buildings at 101 Glendale, 111 Glendale and 1502 Rockwood. No word yet on when construction will start.
The southern edge of Echo Park where Glendale Boulevard bends under the First Street-Beverly Bridge is shaping up to be a major spot for new and big development. In addition to the new project in the 100 block of Glendale, here are some other projects now underway or planned for this area:
- The Bob Baker Marionette Theatre is slated to become part of a six-level, 102-unit apartment complex.
- A giant construction crane looming over the corner of Lucas Avenue and Beverly Boulevard is the site of a six-story, 125-unit affordable apartment complex.
- The 1942 First Street-Beverly Boulevard bridge that forms an archway over Glendale Boulevard is the subject of a $10 million earthquake retrofit and widening project.
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