Hermon makes room for mixed use project on Monterey Road

Site of a new mixed project at Monterey Road and Avenue 60

Site of a new mixed project at Monterey Road and Avenue 60

Hermon —  Building permits have been issued to construct a 13-unit apartment building with ground floor retail at one of the neighborhood’s most prominent intersections.

4Site Real Estate, which has developed numerous large apartment buildings on Temple Street in Echo Park and Historic Filipinotown, is building the mixed use project on the site of a former residential property at the southwest corner of Monterey Road and Avenue 60, according to building permits.

The 3-story building would wrap around  a small courtyard and contain a pool.

The architecture firm behind the project, Warren Techentin Architecture, is known for its contemporary style, including the perforated metal facade of an Echo Park apartment building and

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  1. Bring it. This corner lot has been vacated for so long and is a perfect candidate for sensible density, and some ground-floor retail. A little cafe/lunch spot would be nice especially since Manifesto Cafe closed a few years ago.

  2. YAY! This is much needed retail.

    Now can we talk about the HORRIBLE design of the rebuilt shopping center across the street. When the buildings burned down a few years ago, there was a golden opportunity to rebuild the complex in a way that engaged the corner, the sidewalk, and the street. But that’s not what happened. Instead, they rebuild the exact same terrible 1980s stucco box that was there before. It turns a very ugly back towards the corner as though no progress in urban design had been made since 1991. This is a tragic and completely avoidable mistake. Shame on the owners and developers for forcing us to look at the back of ugly stucco boxes for years to come.

  3. So great to see appropriate density and land-use in all reaches of the city. LA is being made better as neighborhoods start to offer more than just a place to sleep and start encouraging walkability and the comprehensive offerings of a small town with pedestrian oriented streets and retail (outside of hideous often monotonous shopping centers)

    Bring it on! 4Site does nice work, but I’m surprised they hired the cheese grader architect behind Sunset’s tackiest new building.

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