Developers prepare for Echo Park developments along Glendale Boulevard

Echo Park real estate development on Glendale Boulevard

Site of new homes on Glendale Boulevard and Clifford Street

ECHO PARK —  Buildings have been torn down and the ground has been graded in preparation for two residential projects along Glendale Boulevard.

Two small buildings were recently demolished at the northeast corner of  Glendale and Aaron Street, where developer Aragon Properties has received approval to build an apartment building with 70 units, including eight live-work apartments facing Glendale.  The 5-story building would be one of tallest in Echo Park.

Meanwhile, a block north at Glendale and Clifford Street, a warehouse was demolished and grading work is underway in preparation for an 18-home townhouse project.  The homes would be built under the city’s small-lot ordinance, which has been responsible for most of the new development in Echo Park. Permits for this project, which has been in the works for several years, show that the homes would be three stories high and include two-car garages and roof decks.

These two new projects are part of a new wave of development that is bringing more housing to this stretch of Glendale Boulevard, which is dominated by smaller commercial buildings.  A SL70, a development of 70, townhomes  on Glendale near the 2 Freeway exit, was completed about 2-1/2 years ago, with some of the homes selling above $800,000.

Echo Park real estate development on Glendale Boulevard

Site of new apartment building on Glendale Boulevard and Aaron Street

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  1. Isn’t this stretch of Glendale Blvd – south of the 2 Frwy Terminus slated for a road diet, losing a lane of traffic in both directions?

  2. I can’t wait to see how this will impact traffic along this route.

    • I hope it slows it down. I can’t wait to one day walk around my neighborhood up glendale and not feel like my life is in danger by commuters flying through my neighborhood.

      I’ll say this until we all understand it. I’m tired of my neighborhood along glendale serving as a freeway for commuters into downtown and I’m tired of glendale blvd being a baron wasteland because it’s current function is that of a freeway.

      • Unless you are walking in the street how do you feel your life is endangered?

        I understand that road diets etc. simply push traffic from major arteries into residential neighborhoods via Waze, but that stretch of Glendale blvd. is not a residential street….. it’s a major artery.

        LAPD needs to do some effective traffic enforcement throughout LA. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians need to obey traffic laws for everyone’s safety.

        • I echo James’s sentiments that it is a dangerous feeling stretch. The sidewalks are particularly narrow, the road is in very poor condition, and when it is not rush hour people drive very very fast.

      • Hear, hear. This stretch of road has been treated as a highway for too long.

  3. At some point, someone will realize that people with physical disabilities are being excluded from almost 100% of the new homes permitted under the small lot subdivision ordinance and developed for sale in the echo park/los feliz/silver lake neighborhood.
    They are excluded from becoming occupants and they are not even welcome as visitors.
    That is the result when every new home is designed so that you must ascend one flight of stairs to enter, go up a second stairway to access the kitchen and dining area. And climb even more stairs to to get to living rooms and bedrooms.
    Some new home buyers who are able-bodied will eventually find their residence growing increasingly unlivable.
    When arthritis sets in after age 50, these residents may have to sell and move out – because a home life which requires walking up and down stairs all day long can turn into a real drag.

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