Friday, October 28, 2016

Eastside Property: Summer “soft opening” planned for Silver Lake hilltop townhouses

Silver Lake, homes, real estate

One of the Latitudes buildings being framed in March

SILVER LAKE — New homes are being built across Silver Lake, with most being individual projects or relatively small clusters of new development. But on a hilltop once crowned by the former Monte Sano Hospital & Sanitarium, one of the neighborhood’s largest residential developments, the 63-home Latitudes at Silverlake , is now under construction.

The project on Waverly Drive at Glendale Boulevard stirred up concern among neighbors worried about increased traffic, density and construction activity, especially with another large project planned a few blocks away on Rowena Avenue.  There was also a recent confrontation between a neighbor and a member of the construction crew that was caught on video tape.

Construction, however, has continued, with a “soft opening” expected  in July and a grand opening in September, said Colleen Lakshin, director of sales and marketing for LaTera Development.  The three-story townhomes, which range in size from two to four bedrooms, are expected to be priced in the $600,000 range, she said.

Silver Lake, homes, real estate

Early rendering of the Waverly Drive development

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  1. I lived next door to that vacant lot for almost six years, and we were always scared that they’d finally start building on it. All I can say is I’m VERY glad I don’t live there anymore.

  2. The name of this development just annoys the hell out of me every time I drive past it. Latitudes….ARGUHHHHHHH!!

  3. Hooray for unimaginative out of place square boxes with no interesting details or roof lines.

    – Squeeze as many as you can into the lot.
    – Put together a rendering of people walking — because everyone loves seeing people walking.
    – Pull a random word from the dictionary to brand it.
    – Make sure there is a unit small enough to price at 600k so that the sign reads “Starting at $600k.”
    – Get rich.

  4. 63 units? How many more buildings are they going to put up on this lot? Some buildings must block the views of the others…

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