New retail and residential project planned for York Boulevard


HIGHLAND PARK — York Boulevard is getting a new retail and residential project in a rapidly gentrifying area. The 7,200 square-foot mixed-use property will be built on the northwest corner of York Boulevard and Nolden Street.

The two-story building with subterranean parking will have 22 apartments above ground floor commercial space. Rent prices are still unknown; final rent projections are still in the works, said Julian Torkan, the CEO of Madison Capital Group. There will be some low-income units but Torkan did not provide any additional details.

The retail portion will be rented to local restaurants, cafés, and other kinds of shops. The designers behind the project is Vanos Architects.

The project is expected to be completed  by late 2018 or early 2019. City records indicate several demolition and construction permits are pending.

Jacqueline Fernandez is a Los Angeles-based reporter who’s written for various media outlets such as Los Angeles Wave, The Miami Herald and WLRN-Miami Herald News.

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  1. This lot has been in the works for quite a while in some way, shape or form. The rendering looks pretty big and I’m curious if this includes the lot that Carlie’s Cafe is on? Pretty good brunch spot and it would suck to lose it.

  2. Carlie’s Cafe closed this past weekend.

  3. Good! There are far too many empty lots on York right now. Love to see this entire street fill in with well designed projects.

  4. Bob La Follette

    Well designed like the ERB, and some of the other large, out of scale developments on Eagle Rock Blvd? I don’t trust the developers to choose design or scale over profit.

  5. This is on the corner of Nolden and York, not 56.

    In addition to this development there’s a proposal to knock down houses on a few lots around the corner on 56 and York and put up 20 small lot homes. If these two developments happen there will suddenly but a lot of activity in this one square block.

  6. It’s HAPPENING at both sites Avenue 56/York/Meridian and Nolden/York! Thanks to HHPNC Land Use NOT downsizing the monstrosity of the proposed developments. Thanks a lot HHPNC Land Use and City of Los Angeles Building and Safety Development.

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