More Silver Lake housing headed for Glendale Boulevard

Site of a planned, 50-unit residential project in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE —  A developer is proposing to replace a small shopping center in the 2400 block of Glendale Boulevard with a 50-unit residential complex. It’s one of several new housing projects that are in the works on an approximately half-mile stretch of Glendale that has also attracted new restaurants, shops and a 365 by Whole Foods market in recent years.

A committee of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, Feb. 8 to review the proposed residential project at 2468 Glendale Boulevard, now occupied by Silver Glen Liquor and a few other storefronts that have become vacant over the past year.  The developer, UB 2468 GLENDALE, LLC, is seeking city permission to build a project that is more dense and taller than would normally be allowed, according to a Planning Department summary. In return, about 11% of the units would be reserved for tenants with very low incomes.

The 50-unit project would be among the largest, single housing developments to be built in this part of Silver Lake in recent years. But there’s more housing headed for this section of Glendale Boulevard.

Down the street, sales are expected to begin this spring at the 10-home Ridge Silver Lake development on Glendale near Loma Vista Place. A short walk away on Glendale near Deane Street, a small apartment building was demolished to make way for five homes under the city’s small-lot ordinance.

In addition, the sale of the Citibank property at Glendale and Silver Lake boulevards has also raised speculation about development on that site. The bank and its large parking lot sit right next door to the 50-unit project that will be reviewed on Wednesday night.

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  1. Gee that section got taken out of Hillside designation by City Planning while Garcetti was our City Councilmember. Folks on the hill who have a view of the reservoir from Hildago, Silver Ridge, Electric, India, etc might want to pay attention to this one since this will set precedent for redevelopment of everything between The SL Library and Fletcher.

    • I wonder why this lot was designated as hillside land to begin with?

      I always figured the idea behind a hillside restriction would be to limit development of virgin land… especially up narrow streets that are hard for first responders to access, and for residents to get in and out without a car (adding unnecessary congestion and pollution.)

      Infill development in the flats, on land that’s already been paved over, is kind of a no-brainer… especially so given the housing crisis.

  2. What are the plans to mitigate the terrible traffic congestion that’s already occurring all along Glendale from Fletcher to Alvarado and beyond? Also Fletcher from Glendale past the 5 fwy. It’s a nightmare especially during the morning and evening.

  3. I don’t have a problem with the developments per se, but it may be prudent to limit the density considering the horrendous traffic on Glendale and Fletcher.

  4. Great news, Glendale needs some serious attention and injection of life from Fletcher to Sunset. For the record, I live on Glendale half a mile south, and I use the corridor daily, by car, bus, foot and woefully by bike (currently it’s a treacherous ride…)

    Those of you who might complain about traffic, clearly only use the street to drive through MY neighborhood. This may or may not affect your traffic patterns, but residents of this neighborhood aught not restrict the, vibrancy, enjoyment and offerings of OUR neighborhood so you can drive through for 20-30 minutes every weekday. Those who might bring up traffic concerns, clearly haven’t seen this stretch from 10 am – 3 pm, or 7 pm – 11 pm it’s scary quite and cars are literally flying 50-60 mph because there’s NOBODY on the road.

  5. Not to put to fine a point on it, but the folks living deep in the hills are the reason traffic is so maddening in LA… not those in the flats who can walk for local errands.

    Majority of traffic congestion in any city is caused by local trips.

  6. Ridiculous removing commercial space for residential.
    Once it’s downsized there won’t be any low income housing.
    Perfect example Vote Yes on S

    • A liquor store, a beauty salon and a laundromat… which one of your neighbors has ever stepped foot in any those spaces? Those might have made sense 20 years ago, but you better believe anyone paying $1.5M for a home is Silver Lake has their own washer and dryer.

      In an ideal world, the future development would include small scale commercial, but to deny this development on the grounds of lacking commercial space is absolutely absurd. The commercial market has a regional 13% vacancy rate.. the housing market.. less than 3%

      Get outta here with the Measure S crap

    • ^ this individual does not want people to have affordable housing. S has to be the dumbest, indefensible ballot measure I’ve ever read.

    • NIMBY doesn’t like a thing
      Votes Yes on S to ban all construction for 2 years to spite everyone else

      Yes that is a perfect example, thank you

  7. The person behind 2468 Glendale LLC appears to be Robert Assil. Take a look…………https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS505US514&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=robert+assil

  8. I’m all for housing but getting across the river at Fletcher from Rowena or Glendale is a nightmare now. Selfishly I drive through the 365 lot to avoid being trapped in the gridlock and sneak out of the back and onto Fletcher.
    Terrible behavior I know but its a survival technique until the city puts as much effort into helping us Glassell Park folks get home as they do helping developers become even wealthier.

  9. I think development is inevitable in the neighborhood, and thus the same with congestion. The neighborhood is rare for LA – close to 2 freeways, hillsides, walkable to schools restaurants and grocery stores, and it’s 10-15 minutes from downtown LA. Will this development actually help with the housing situation in LA – of course not. These apartments will be sold for around $800,000 and up, just look at the condos on the other side of the street.

    The MAJOR issue here is the request for an exemption in the height restriction and high density housing. This development would set a TERRIBLE PRECEDENT for all of Silverlake. Do we want high-rises being built up and down Glendale Blvd – much less Rowena, Silverlake Blvd., and Sunset Blvd???? As noted in the article, the Citibank lot is in line to be developed next.

    Do not grant this exemption!!!

  10. I drive this route to the 5 every day. The congestion isn’t bad at all, especially considering I drive durning prime rush hour. And after 8 PM there’s very very little traffic on this route. Newer buildings replacing older cinder block strip mall eye-sore buildings is more than fine with me. This neighborhood can absorb at least this much new housing.

  11. I would definitely miss the beauty shop; it’s very reasonably priced. (I can’t afford the $70 that most of the new hair salons in the neighborhood seem to charge).

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