Eagle Rock’s 5-story “Pillarhenge” project up for a vote

EAGLE ROCK — City planning commissioners are scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposed 5-story, block-long residential and commercial development that would rise on the site of a failed real estate project that has sat dormant for a decade.

The 55,000-square-foot project with 26 units of housing,  balconies, rooftop decks  and about 4,100-square-feet of commercial space resembles a white cruise ship rising above the 1300 block of Colorado Boulevard.  Developers want Planning Commission approval to build a project that is substantially larger than would normally be allowed in return for setting aside two apartments for very-low income tenants.

Planning Department staff have recommended that the commissioners support the project, which they say is exempt from a more detailed environmental impact report.

The row of unfinished concrete columns and rusting steel rebar that became known as “Pillarhenge,” a 300-foot-long eyesore that defied years of efforts to have it developed or at least cleaned up.

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  1. This project is completely absurd! Of course it out of scale and will impact the residents and flow of traffic as it is directly across from the 134 freeway on and off ramp.
    Clearly Garcettii’s high density machinations are at work once again failing to really understand the long term impacts of these of strangely located and gigantic developments.
    All the quaint charm that brought NELA into mainstream popularity will denigrate with everyone absurd development like this.
    And apparently no lessens were learned from the previous failed attempt which involved collapsed foundations and lawsuits…LA ruined

    • The project is out of scale and does look somewhat ridiculous. One would hope the developers would not want to create a white elephant.

      I’d say the lack of community opposition is more due to, (1) not many people live nearby to object; and (2) people would really like to see something in that lot – it’s been vacant for probably 10 years now. Blaming Garcetti for this one is not really accurate.

  2. I live a couple blocks away from this, and I am ALL FOR IT!

    The current site is a total eye-sore, the hill looks like it could collapse at any minute, and it’s a giant wasteland that destroys any continuity between the businesses on Colorado west of the site, and Fig east of the site.

    So if great retail options go in the bottom, and they fix the hill, and more people have a place to live — that’s WIN, WIN, WIN

    I can’t wait to see it completed… Eagle Rock will be much better for it.

  3. A decade? Try three decades.

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