EAGLE ROCK — The neighborhood council voted Tuesday night in favor of the construction of seven townhomes on the site of a former child care center at the corner of Ellenwood Drive and Fair Park Avenue. This would be the second small-lot project on Ellenwood for Heyday Partnership, which sold off the building rights of the first development on the street to Pulte Homes. Pulte completed the 19-home development known as Mosaic in 2012 but abandoned the contemporary design Heyday is known for in favor of a more traditional, Mediterranean style.
The new project of three-story homes would be constructed about two blocks south of Mosaic on the site of a former religious day care center associated with the nearby Solheim Lutheran Home. Each of the three-bedroom houses would range in size from about 1,900 to 2,100-square-feet, according to documents submitted by Heyday.
In a separate action, the council also approved a letter of recommendation for a much larger, 45-home, small-lot project on Eagle Rock Boulevard by an Irvine home builder.
Builders can pack more homes on a property than would normally be allowed if the project meets certain guidelines under the city’s small-lot subdivision ordinance, primarily by allowing homes to be built within inches of each other and reducing the amount of open space.
* Update: Construction is expected to begin by late summer, said Kevin Wronske of Heyday Partnership. Pricing has not been set.