Echo Park residents who oppose the development of eight, four-story townhouses at the corner Echo Park Avenue and Avalon Street picked up some support from the office of Councilman Eric Garcetti, who wants a shorter and less dense project. In a meeting with the developer, Jeremy Paige, and residents on Tuesday, officials from Council District 13 indicated that Garcetti would withhold support for Paige’s effort to split the corner property to accommodate eight homes – each less than 20-feet wide – if changes were not made, according to a review of the meeting posted on the Echo Elysian Forum.
“The Council Office voiced their opposition to Mr. Paige, in support of the community and asked that he resubmit a new plan for development which would include less height and density than the current proposal. They also asked that he include a commercial component (small business space) in the new plans, as was intended for that property in the original Echo Park Community Plan.”
A spokeswoman for Garcetti confirmed that the posting accurately portrayed the council office’ position on the project.
Paige has been seeking to split up a pair of lots totaling 8,000-square-feet into eight separate house lots under the city’s small lot subdivision ordinance. The developer has Sept. 20 meeting to review the request.