There are probably not many people in Echo Park who would want to call Glendale Boulevard near the 2 Freeway home. The corridor, once home to several silent film studios, is either choked with traffic or speeding cars zooming off the 2 Freeway. The narrow sidewalks are often clogged with broken glass and litter, and tagging and the homeless are a common sight. But some developers are property owners are betting that will change in the years ahead.
A proposal to turn the southeast corner of Glendale Boulevard and Clifford Street – now the site of small industrial buildings and empty lots – into the site for 18 homes under the city’s small-lot ordinance has recently been filed with the city’s Planning Department. The Eastsider has contacted a representative for the proposal to get more details about the project.
The 18-home site sits across the street from where Mountain Real Estate Capital in partnership with developer Harridge Development Group purchased more than two acres of property in July. The owners are entitled to build up to 67 homes on the norther end of the property near the 2 Freeway exit.
This stretch of Glendale Boulevard will be the target of a neighborhood clean up in November.