Empty lot will become part of 27-unit apartment complex. Shepard Fairey studio at far left
Fans of Shepard Fairey might want to get on the waiting list for a 27-unit apartment complex that will rise a few doors away from the artist’s Echo Park studio, gallery and office. Sunset Space Provision LLC has pulled permits with the city to build the Sunset Boulevard apartments and underground parking garage on approximately 13,000-square feet of property at 1313-1315 Sunset Boulevard, which consists of an empty lot and a small 1921 house, which would be demolished for the project located immediately east of Fairey’s brick building at Sunset and Elysian Park Avenue. Those permits have yet to be approved, however, according to online records.
The Eastsider could not find out who’s behind Sunset Space Provision, which paid about $1.3 million for the land last year. But this stretch of Sunset Boulevard between Echo Park and downtown has recently attracted new businesses, historic landmark recognition and development.
In addition, less than three blocks away from the new apartment complex, developer Linear City is transforming a seven-story office building once occupied by the Metropolitan Water District into 90 apartments.