ECHO PARK — Buildings have been torn down and the ground has been graded in preparation for two residential projects along Glendale Boulevard.
Two small buildings were recently demolished at the northeast corner of Glendale and Aaron Street, where developer Aragon Properties has received approval to build an apartment building with 70 units, including eight live-work apartments facing Glendale. The 5-story building would be one of tallest in Echo Park.
Meanwhile, a block north at Glendale and Clifford Street, a warehouse was demolished and grading work is underway in preparation for an 18-home townhouse project. The homes would be built under the city’s small-lot ordinance, which has been responsible for most of the new development in Echo Park. Permits for this project, which has been in the works for several years, show that the homes would be three stories high and include two-car garages and roof decks.
These two new projects are part of a new wave of development that is bringing more housing to this stretch of Glendale Boulevard, which is dominated by smaller commercial buildings. A SL70, a development of 70, townhomes on Glendale near the 2 Freeway exit, was completed about 2-1/2 years ago, with some of the homes selling above $800,000.
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