Space running out on the tower of tagging

The Eastsider posted photos last week of the tagging that covered the west and south facing sides of a seven-story building  on Sunset Boulevard half way between Echo Park and downtown.  The tagging has also spread to the east side (pictured) of the vacant building, which once served as the headquarters for the Metropolitan Water District, located at the base of Victor Heights.  The tagging was first reported by residents in March before it spread across and up the see-through office tower, said Richard Reyes,  a field deputy for Councilmen Ed Reyes.  “It’s terrible, said Reyes at Thursday night’s meeting of the Echo Park Improvement Assn.

What are city officials doing about the blight? They are writing a letter, Reyes said. The letter will soon be sent to the Holly Hill Community Church, which owns the property, to clean up the tagging and secure the building from vandals and the homeless. If the response is not suitable, Reyes said the matter  would be referred to other city agencies.

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  1. Charles Wright

    Why doesn’t the city just clean it up now and give the bill to the church. That’s what they do to the homeowners in the neighborhood. I challenge our Reyes to get that done ASAP.

  2. haha epher caught a spot

  3. If this building bothers you, don’t just sit there call Councilman Ed Reyes’s office and let them know.

    Here let me make it easier for you, his phone # is.

    Councilman Reyes

    I’m sure he’d love to hear from you regarding this and any other problems in his district you might have.

  4. I love it.

    Add more please!

  5. The building is in escrow and is very far along. I’m sure the new ownership will do something about it as they probably intend to develop the property quickly to maximize value. Whereas the sellers have little incentive to spend any more money.

  6. Also: It’s not owned by the church. A developer bought it during the boom and is now selling it at a loss.

  7. i don’t see what the big deal is. especially in collaboration with moca’s current exhibition. i kind of enjoy seeing all the “progress” on this building’s exterior. Makes for a more colorful drive along Sunset.

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