A crew from the Los Angeles Conservation Corps spent several hours on Saturday morning cleaning up the site of a former Echo Park gas station at Glendale Boulevard and Montana Street. A team of 28 adults and youths filled 65 bags with trash and also collected a mattress, couch and portions of a dresser, reports Ida Talalla of the Echo Park Trash Abatement Project, which requested the clean up. A total of 1, 760 pounds of trash was collected from the triangular lot. What’s next for this 5,700-square-foot parcel?
In 2007, Council District 13 proposed the city purchase the land for “a public space similar to the Triangle Park in Silver Lake.” But there is no record of the city ever purchasing that parcel. Meanwhile, a resident who lives nearby said she heard that Lake Shore Avenue, which runs along the eastern boundary of the lot, might be turned into a one-way street and the parcel developed for stores. The Eastsider has contacted Council District 13 about the most recent plans for what is now a tidy but empty lot.
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