Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Five-story building planned for Lincoln Heights

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS — A trip down North Broadway through Lincoln Heights’ main street finds that most shops and businesses are housed in one and two story buildings. But now there’s a proposal to build what would rank as perhaps North Broadway’s tallest building, a five-story medical office and retail building near Lincoln High School, according to a summary provided by the city Planning Department.

The project envisioned for what is now a parking lot on the northeast corner of Broadway and Gates Street includes 15,000-square-feet of ground floor shops, 66,000-square-feet of office space and 299 parking spaces. The Eastsider will be following up to obtain more details on the project.

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  1. As long as the city is charging an adequate congestion mitigation fee to invest in improving traffic and transit, sounds like a good project that will provide jobs and neighborhood-serving retail. Hopefully, it’ll attract more mixed-use housing developments to the street, which should help counter the upward pressure on rents by increasing supply.

  2. This is good news! That lot has been vacant for years. North Broadway needs density and it needs to clean up. Currently there are too many low slung 1980s stucco strip malls. Next lot to be developed definitely needs to be the old Bi-Rite market site. This is a prime spot to building lofts/apartments/condos.

  3. What is going on with that Bi-Rite? Someone is keeping that parking lot clean. I really hope something gets developed there soon. It’s just sitting there, faded pale red by the sun, all tagged up. Total blight.

    • Lincoln Heights -Orale

      My understanding is that a”Mason” owns that parking lot, perhaps they are making money by renting it out. Their is always some trucks in there parked, etc.
      I had asked at the LH’s Bid Meeting.

  4. lincoln heights resident



    stay out !!!!

    • Are weed infested vacant lots better? Would you prefer blighted abandoned buildings? New construction and quality renovation of existing structures is EXACTLY what LH needs. All of us who live here do not want to keep this neighborhood run down forever. It’s time to bring back North Broadway.

      • I agree with 1/2 of what you’ve written but the description of this project (200+ parking spaces?!) seems like an out-sized mess for what this block really needs. Two or three stories up and a nice connection to the sidewalk. Limited amount of car parking in the back. This street gets a lot of MTA and LADOT bus service. I don’t see why all that parking has to be a part of the plan.

  5. There were some great plans to turn this lot into a restaurant and hall for special events. This 5-story 299 car parking space catastrophe is going to drive the stake deeper into Lincoln Heights blackened and rotting heart. It is hard to have hope in this community.

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