Saturday, October 22, 2016

Eastside Property: Silver Lake office building site for sale

Silver Lake, real estate

Rendering from LoopNet.com

SILVER LAKE — There have not been many new commercial structures built on the north end of Silver Lake in recent years- unless you count the car wash at Glendale Boulevard and Fletcher Drive.  Work did begin last year on a  three-story office building at the corner of  Glendale Boulevard and Rowena Avenue but construction never seemed to go beyond the foundation stage. Now, apparently the owners of the site,  once home to  a Streamline Moderne-style gas station, have decided to let someone else finish the structure and have put the lot and building permits up for sale at $1.295 million, according toLoopNet.

The rendering above shows what the owners have in mind for the 10,000-square-foot building with two stories of offices above a floor of parking. The listing says it can be used for a group of professional offices or an owner who would finish and occupy the building.  What does Silver Lake need here? A recording studio? Medical offices? AirBnb regional headquarters?

Silver Lake, real estate

2013 photo of office building site at Glendale and Rowena

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  1. The city needs to stop developers from doing this kind of thing. They tore down the Coffee Table, one of the thriving businesses on Rowena, and have left a huge vacant lot filled with weeds. Irresponsible and a huge eyesore!

    • To be fair, that lot has been vacant for many years. The gas station hasn’t been there since the ’70s.

      • Correction: It hasn’t been vacant, but I don’t think it had been used as a gas station since the 70’s. It had a car lot on it and an auto repair shop. I had no idea that it was up for historical preservation.

    • Not to mention the instances along Sunset Blvd, where they tore down the former A Different Light bookstore and still haven’t built the residences, and where they’ve left the Bates Motel without building anything new.

  2. An Ivanhoe community garden, a decent bus stop for the 92 and 96, a pupuseria, a pocket park, a dive bar or even an affordable restaurant that’s open during the day… or all of the above!

  3. My vote is for a small boutique-style hotel, maybe 10-12 units.

  4. Just finish the building. Silver Lake can use the jobs.

  5. Yes a boutique hotel about 3 stories up, rooftop club and let that Jerome puppet run it.

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