Temple Street construction

Temple Street attracts more residential development

The remaking of Temple Street continues as yet another developer has proposed building a large residential building between Echo Park and Downtown. Laterra Development has filed an application with the Planning Department to build a 53-unit residential building at the southwest corner of Temple and Beaudry streets, a site now occupied by an auto repair shop. The project would include ... Read More »

A new look on Temple Street

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Many new large apartment buildings are often derided as “stucco boxes.” Well, you can’t say that about Cactus, one of the new apartment buildings that been built along Temple Street. Tenants have begun to move into the four-story, 47-unit apartment complex that stretches across the entire block between Coronado and Carondelet streets. Designed by Patrick Tighe Architecture ... Read More »

Echo Park’s southern gateway the site of more big development

ECHO PARK —  Developers have pulled permits to build nearly 100 apartments, a cafe and a gym in three new and existing buildings on Glendale Boulevard near the First Street-Beverly Boulevard bridge.  It’s one of several projects that if completed would dramatically change the southern gateway to Echo Park from Downtown. The new project would be spread across the 100 ... Read More »

More new development coming to Eagle Rock Boulevard [updated]

GLASSELL PARK — Tractors have cleared the site and a pile of steel beams have been unloaded in preparation for the construction of  Perch Apartments, the most recent of a string of new residential developments that have been built or are in the works for Eagle Rock Boulevard. The 59-unit apartment building, which is being constructed at the corner of ... Read More »

Echo Park bungalow court declared historic landmark

ECHO PARK – The City Council today voted to declare a 1920s-era bungalow court a historic cultural monument. A tenant who lives in the Spanish-Revival style dwellings at 1456 Echo Park Avenue began the effort to win landmark status and protection for Wurfl Court after the new owner proposed demolishing the cluster of single-story, rent-controlled apartments with  as many as a dozen ... Read More »

New Silver Lake townhouse project in the works for Griffith Park Boulevard

SILVER LAKE –– What’s going on behind that green construction screen at 1925 Griffith Park Boulevard? A developer is planning to build 11 townhomes in a project described as a “modern interpretation of an Italian hill-side town.” The developer has filed an application with the Planning Department seeking to carve up the property — located across an alley near Casita ... Read More »

New 4-story apartment building planned across from Echo Park Lake

ECHO PARK — A four-story apartment building has been proposed to fill a now empty lot across from Echo Park Lake, according to city records. It’s the same site where a building collapsed nearly 17 years ago, killing one person and injuring 36 people. Echo Park Capital Venture  has filed an application with the Planning Department seeking to build an ... Read More »

New homes going up on former Silver Lake gas station site

SILVER LAKE — It was nearly a decade ago that preservationists and residents failed to prevent the demolition of what was once a Streamline Moderne-style gas station at the corner of  Glendale Boulevard and Rowena Avenue.   The small building was quickly torn down but the site has remained vacant ever since. Now, after some failed efforts by previous owners, ... Read More »

Councilman seeks rules to slow dense development in Echo Park and Silver Lake

Given how development has become a huge issue in Los Angeles, how can the city discourage dense development in some older and historic neighborhoods? That’s the question facing the city Planning Department after the 13th District Councilman Mitch O’Farrell asked planners on Tuesday to prepare reports on potential zoning and land use strategies that would eventually slow the pace of dense ... Read More »

Echo Park retail and residential project in the works after Sunset storefronts sell for $9.5 million

ECHO PARK — A 200-foot-long stretch of Sunset Boulevard storefronts — including A Grocery Warehouse, a longtime Asian market — will be transformed into a mixed-use retail and residential development after the property sold for $9.5 million. Champion Real Estate Company said it will renovate and reuse the “dilapidated” buildings to create loft-style residences and a ” trendy food court-style collection of ... Read More »

New Eagle Rock housing proposed for “Pillarhenge”

EAGLE ROCK — It’s been nearly a decade since work stopped on a block-long, live-work project along the eastern end Colorado Boulevard. The row of unfinished concrete columns and rusting steel rebar became known as “Pillarhenge,” an eyesore that defied years of efforts to have it developed or at least cleaned up. But now it looks like something is finally ... Read More »

Apartment buildings planned near East L.A. cemetery entrance

EAST LOS ANGELES — An affordable housing developer is planning to build more than 100 apartments and 5,000-square-feet of retail space across from the Whittier Boulevard entrance of Calvary Cemetery. Meta Housing Corp. would build the apartment buildings on two separate sites catty-corner from each other at Whittier and Downey Road, according to a Los Angeles County Planning Department summary. ... Read More »

Large apartment building proposed for Silver Lake Boulevard

SILVER LAKE — A developer is planning to build a 48-unit apartment building at the northwest corner of Silver Lake Boulevard and London Street, according to the Planning Department. Demitri Samaha with 237 WINDWARD LLC is requesting city permission to build a project that is more dense than current zoning would normally allow in return for setting aside six of ... Read More »