Oppose The Avalon Sub-division

Time Bank member, Marcia Schmitz owns a house two doors down from these proposed high rise lofts. It is an inappropriate project for this lot. Please help us oppose the Avalon sub-division...

- URGENT - ACTION NEEDED by September 1, 2010

Dear Friends,

Residents in Echo Park were recently informed that a real estate developer has applied for a permit to build massive lofts on a small vacant lot in our residential neighborhood.

The project is totally out of scale with the historic nature and character of this Echo Park neighborhood.

We have a small window of time to block the City from issuing the permit, and we will be successful if Echo Park residents make a quick call to Councilman Garcetti and the City of L.A.

The Developer is asking the City of LA to sub-divide a commercially zoned lot at the corner of Avalon St. and Echo Park Ave. to shoe-horn in 8 single-family “work/live lofts”.

Towering over the rest of the neighborhood, the lofts will be built to the maximum allowable height – 4+ STORIES (45 feet) taking up the entire lots of 1910 N. Echo Park Ave. and 1615 W. Avalon St., leaving no open space.

Plans show that 8 new garages (with stack parking) will line Avalon St., requiring drivers to back out into the street, crossing over the sidewalk, while looking out for traffic coming in three directions, right at the busy corner of Echo Park Ave.

Avalon Street is used as a thoroughfare for residents of surrounding streets, and families with children walking to our many neighboring schools and day care centers. This proposed development is unsafe as currently planned.

ACT NOW – by SEPTEMBER 1st the City will be making their decision on whether to issue change the zoning of this lot.

(CASE #VTT-70653-SL)

Send comments to Sarah Molina-Pearson at City of L.A.
sarah.molina-pearson@lacity.org (email preferred) or call 213-473-9983
And contact Councilman Eric Garcetti (323-957-4500)

There are more reasons to oppose this project. Please see email avalon.echopark@gmail.com

Residents surrounding the vacant lot are not against development, just the large inappropriate development currently proposed. Please help protect the character and safety of our Echo Park neighborhood. A quick call can make a big difference!

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