Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Small-lot developer returns to Eagle Rock street for seconds*

Eagle Rock, real estate, homes

Rendering of new Eagle Rock development | Heyday Partnership

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.

Site plan for seven townhomes | Heyday Partnership

Site plan for seven townhomes | Heyday Partnership

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  1. more density not near transit. More people, more cars, more congestion. Thumbs down.

    I’m all for redevelopment, but against over development.

    • When area is dense it will make transit investments economical. Transit will follow! Kinda a chicken v egg situation.

    • I wouldn’t exactly call 7 single-family homes “dense”. Can we avoid the hyperbole.

      • a) it’s denser than what was there before
        b) one or two of these types of INCREASED density developments is not a big deal. Problem is that they are springing up all over the place,,, several mentioned here on eastsider near eagle rock blvd.

        more people == more cars, more congestion, more required parking, period.

  2. Seriously? What transit do you think they’ll put around there? And, whatever it is (maybe bus), do you seriously think more than a few will really use it?

    The plan here, is to build build build to make traffic/ congestion/ parking as horrific as possible. Then, people will cry out for solutions. In come the transit junkies to save the day, but in reality, they’ll spend billions on something that the vast majority of people will not use.. because the transit network won’t be dense enough or efficient enough to actually be useful to most.. so we’ll still have brutal traffic/ congestion/ parking problems.

    well done.

    • Ok so we’re screwed either way then because the status quo isn’t exactly desirable/ideal/better either. Thanks for the insight.

    • Can run buses every 10 or 15minutes to keep them reliable. Can have bus only lanes. It’s not like buses are THAT bad.

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