ECHO PARK — Workers began tearing apart a Sunset Boulevard bungalow where there are plans to build a five-story, 31 unit apartment complex.
The bungalow sits at the top of a steep, 10,000-square-foot hillside lot near Guisados restaurant in an area where several hillside bungalow courts line Sunset Boulevard. It’s a corridor that has attracted the attention of investors and developers seeking to build new housing near downtown.
An online summary of Building & Safety Department records show that someone has applied for a permit to build a 5-story building with 31 apartments over a parking garage at 1275 Sunset Boulevard, where Deines spotted the demolition work on Thursday.
Deines, who has requested demolition information from Council District 1, said that the developer has declined requests to share plans of the project with residents.
Update: A reader has found a record of demo permit issued last August.