LINCOLN HEIGHTS — A developer is planning to build nine homes on a vacant Griffin Avenue lot in one of the neighborhood’s first small-lot projects.
4Site Holdings, a Silver Lake developer, is requesting to subdivide the property at 2844 Griffin Avenue to accommodate nine homes under the city’s small-lot ordinance, according to a Planning Department summary.
Under the small-lot ordinance, builders can pack more single-family homes on a property than would normally be allowed, primarily by allowing the homes to be built within inches of each other and reducing the amount of open space. While many residents have opposed the projects as being too large and out of character in old neighborhoods, supporters say the small-lot developments create more options for home buyers and are typically smaller than apartment buildings.
The Eastsider has contacted 4Site for more details.
Correction: Previous versions of this post contained the wrong photo of the development site.