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Fellow Echo Parkian Adrian is having some problems with the Durbin Project construction lately – the condo project once known as “smurf village” at Chicken Corner on Echo Park Avenue and Delta (right by Chango). The blue treated wood that stood as the skeleton for a project that stopped dead in 2009 is now gone since D.R. Horton bought the property and started construction just recently.

Unfortunately for Adrian and his family, the new construction isn’t exactly a 100% a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Construction starts at 6:00 am despite city noise ordinances that require quiet hours for construction through 7:00 am. To make matters worse, Adrian has called the LAPD non-emergency line to complain, with promises to send officers left unfulfilled.

We’ve recommended to Adrian to call 311, or continue to call the LAPD non-emergency line (1-877-275-5273) and file a noise complaint if possible – and Adrian would like to invite all of his neighbors to do the same. “My family,” he told us in an email, “can’t be the only one in the area missing some much needed sleep.”

We also recommend contacting Council District 13, Eric Garcetti’s office, particularly because they should have direct contact with the developers and the project as a whole.

And, just for good measure, it doesn’t hurt making a complaint to the project manager on duty during those wee hours – who cares if you’re still in those PJs?


The Eastsider LA just reported the new, new name for the project will be “36 on Echo” (this is third name, third owner), and that the Senior Vice President of D.R. Horton said he’ll be looking into noise complaints.

Fireworks? Gun shots? Last night some time after 9:00 pm, Echo Park residents were perplexed by loud popping noises that lasted for just a minute or two. Sounding almost like fireworks, residents are still trying to figure out what and where they came from.

Check out the conversation and chime in on the Echo Elysian Neighborhood Council Forum here.

UPDATE: From Alejandra Marroquin, Field Deputy:

Hi Everyone,

I just checked in with Senior Lead Officer Bobby Hill who informed me that he checked with the Detectives today regarding the following story:

“The guy being chased was an Echo Park resident on his way home. The guys in the Suburban followed him from a gas station on Glendale Blvd. The guy driving the Honda hit a car that was parked on Cerro Gordo as he was being chased. He came back later with his father and the police. Don’t know any other details.”

The Detectives communicated to Officer Hill that they have no such report. If there was any evidence of a shooting the Officers at the location would have taken a crime report.

Thank you,


Alejandra Marroquin, Field Deputy
Council President, Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles City Council
5500 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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