Developer expands Echo Park profile with another project

Rendering of planned Lake Shore homes/Courtesy Planet Home Living

Rendering of planned Lake Shore homes/Courtesy Planet Home Living

With one Echo Park project nearly completed and others underway or in the planning stages across the neighborhood, developer Planet Home Living  showed plans and renderings during a community meeting last week for another new project – a  nine-home development on the 1500 block of Lake Shore Avenue and Liberty Street.

The single-family homes would be constructed under the city’s small-lot subdivision ordinance, which allows developers to squeeze in more homes on a lot than would normally be allowed.  In this case, the nine homes would go up and over a hill on a site  that stretches between Lake Shore and Liberty.  The project would require the demolition of a vacant apartment building on the property, which is mostly vacant, said Jennifer Chirco-Coker with Planet Home Living. Seven of the homes would be accessible through Lake Shore, a narrow, divided street; the other two units would be reached through Liberty.

Planet Home is among the many large and small builders that have taken advantage of the small-lot ordinance in recent years to launch numerous new projects across Echo Park and  Silver Lake and other nearby neighborhoods.

Planet Home has been especially busy in Echo Park.  The firm  teamed up with Van Dale Homes to build the 15-unit small lot project called Artis, where the final units are under construction.  Meanwhile, Planet Home is also preparing to start work soon on 17 small-lot homes spread over two separate lots along Doulgas Street.  The firm has also obtained Planning Department approval to build five more homes on Echo Park Avenue.

The firm has not yet determined the prices for the nine Lake Shore homes but Planet Home  will most likely start construction next spring or late summer, Chirco-Coker said.


  1. From the modern day philosophers, the Smashing Pumpkins:

    The world is a vampire, sent to drain
    secret destroyers, hold you up to the flames
    and what do I get, for my pain
    betrayed desires, and a piece of the game
    even though I know-I suppose I’ll show
    all my cool and cold-like old job

    despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
    despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
    someone will say what is lost can never be saved
    despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

  2. No comments, anyone? Really? Really. Really?

    • Ok… every possible reply:

      1) any development is bad!
      2) these are ugly and/or small! (already made, see above)
      3) overpriced!
      4) I hate hipsters and/or gentrification!
      5) Think of the traffic / cars!
      6) evil developers bribed city hall to push this through, f*** garcetti!
      7) they should have made that land a park!
      8) I’ve lived here since 1852, just to let everyone else know.

      and finally… 9) I like it!

      JUST KIDDING. This is the Eastsider comments. Where everybody hates everything.

  3. When this and the Douglas Street projects are complete it’ll be opportunities for the company to blight up our streets with illegally posted black-on-yellow plastic signage promoting those $700,000 homes on utility poles within a three-square-mile radius of the places — just like it did so blatantly and continually with Artis.

    For some entirely coincidental reason the one shown in the photo nearest my house kept getting enthusiastically ripped down and recycle-binned every time they’d come back and replace it.

    • @Will Campbell: Thank you for taking the time to tear down illegally posted signs in your neighborhood. Where I live, yard sale signs nailed to tree trunks also find their way to the recycling bin. When companies like “Fix Your Credit” and “We Buy Houses” post their signs on utility poles a bit too high to reach, I drive over with a stepladder and rake, knock them down, and recycle.

  4. Wonderful! Any new development in our neighborhood is a blessing.

  5. What do we need to do to get the small lot ordinance repealed? This seems like a good start to stop the over development and rape of our communities.

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