Councilman declares opposition to Boyle Heights project

Councilman José Huizar this morning said a $2 billion proposal to redevelop the Wyvernwood Garden Apartments in Boyle Heights would force many of the existing 6,000 residents to leave “the only home they have ever known.”  In announcing his opposition, Huizar said the plans by the developers, the Fifteen Group, would dramatically increase the density on the 70-acre parcel.  The development would result in 4,400 units of housing where there are currently 1,187 units, mostly in two-story buildings constructed in 1939 as part of the city’s first large-scale, “garden-style” development.  Neighborhood activists and the Los Angeles Conservancy have been waging a lengthy battle against the proposed development, which is currently undergoing an environmental impact review. Said Huizar in a press release:

“In Boyle Heights, Wyvernwood is a community within a community with its own significant and rich history. I cannot support a project that would tear down this proud community one building at a time and replace it with a denser, lesser version of itself. Generations of families would be adversely affected by this community dismantling and today I am joining a vast majority of Wyvernwood residents in opposition to this proposal.”

Related story:
Eastside councilman against $2-billion plan to raze sprawling Boyle Heights apartment complex. L.A. Now


  1. if they dont want new condos then do them here in rosehill projects 90032″

  2. The proposal for a 24 story mega housing complex was horrible, the plan to make one of the most densely populated areas even more dense is irresponsible. However, the proposal to on how they would handle the relocation of the current resident was the best idea I’ve heard any developer come up with.
    Huizar it’s not enough to sit under a tree and say I appose this proposal, anyone can stand up and say I dont like this. As our councilman you have a responsibility to do more. Where are the alternative plans? Where are your demands for changes at Wyverwood that will improve the quality of life for the residents? Anyone can say they oppose a mega condo complex, our community leaders should be proposing alternative and demanding real plausible solutions for the under privileged in their community.

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