New Glassell Park townhomes underway

Rendering of NELA-Union in Glassell Park/Warmington Residential

Until a few months ago, a large vacant lot next to the 2 Freeway in Glassell Park had been the site of a failed housing development, which left behind a giant pit and rows of rusting steel columns where a parking garage was planned below more than 100 condos. But construction work has begun on a smaller, 52-unit development that now has a name – NELA Union – and projected price ranging from the high $400,000s to the high $500,000s.

The first batch of townhomes, which will range in size from two to four bedrooms, are expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year on Eagle Rock Boulevard near Verdugo Road, according to real estate agent Tracy Do*, who will be handling sales  for the development of three-story units by Warmington Residential. The project will also include a community garden, dog park and a view of the Glassellland sign (if it stays up).

While the development’s freeway-adjacent location might be a turn off for some, Glassell Park has emerged as a hot spot of new construction, with NELA-Union as ranking as the largest single new project now under way.  “When you consider that this area is the puzzle piece between Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Mount Washington and Atwater Village, it just feels like what’s ‘next,’” Do said of Glassell Park.

Warmington, which paid $7.8 million to purchase the Glassell Park site,  is one of several major home builders that have begun working on projects in Glassell Park and other Eastside communities. Down the 2 Freeway on the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake, Trumark homes is preparing to build 70 homes.

* Tracy Do is an Eastsider advertising sponsor


  1. Yay! So fun to watch Glassell grow and reshape itself. Hopefully this new set of potential foot traffic will be a boost to that patchy stretch of Eagle Rock Blvd.

  2. Gee, I seem to remember this site being approved as low income housing apts, ages ago under Garcetti’s domain in CD13. Now it’s looking a little market rate for freeway adjacent. Wonder if they’re still using the low income parking waiver of parking requirements. I’m sure the allure of living freeway adjacent will certainly make those people ride the bus!

  3. Glassell Pappy Parker

    Sure beats McDonald’s and oil lube rack proposed years ago.

    The artist rendering is missing the high-voltage lines that cross in front of the property and, I hope they actually put that many trees in….

    Ingress/Egress might be an issue at that location also………

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