SILVER LAKE — A developer is proposing to demolish a cluster of one-story buildings on Griffith Park Boulevard to construct a 22-unit apartment complex. The building, located on a lot that stretches between Griffith Park Boulevard and Hyperion Avenue, would rise three stories above a partially underground parking garage at 2409 Griffith Park Boulevard. The Eastsider has contacted Canfield Development for details.
The proposed building would be too high in an area where most adjacent homes and commercial buildings are only one or two stories high, said one Silver Lake resident. It’s “incredibly inappropriate” to have the building loom over one-story homes and apartments next door, said the Silver Lake woman.
A representative of Canfield, which is seeking a zoning variance to build the apartments, is scheduled to discuss the project during the neighborhood council’s Urban Design & Preservation Advisory Committee on Wednesday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
* Update: A previous version of this story cited a Planning Department summary that described the project as four stories of apartments over one level of parking. But Brian Gelt, vice president for Development & Construction at Canfield, said the actual plans call for three stories of housing over one level of semi-subterranean parking. “Our plans or elevations are preliminary at this point and we wanted to wait to give them out until we heard the feedback of the community,” he said.