Remember those 8-unit live/work lofts proposed for Avalon Street and Echo Park Avenue? Residents have been collecting signatures for petitions, and working tirelessly with Echo Park organizations like the EPIA to reduce the size and/or stop the development of the four story building for the past couple of months. In an email sent out by neighbors and organizers today, it was announced that the developer has NOT received the approval to proceed with the project as planned.
The developer does, however, have until October 25 to submit an appeal. This gives a few of us in Echo Park hopes that a little bit of community organization, communication, and the right resources can help keep the community on track – hopefully we’ll be able to work with the developer of a pending 64-unit development planned for the former community garden site on Sunset and Elsinore.
We’ll keep you updated!