When I say growth, I mean the tumor kind.
The Coffee Table on Rowena has lost its lease, and will be replaced by a 64 unit condo/retail space complex unless the project is stopped by residents. Here’s an elevation of the proposed complex. I know there are three different lots involved, but I’m not sure how many residents are going to be displaced by this (though it sounds like more units will be created than destroyed).
Now, I’ll say I have no problem with buiding housing in appropriate spaces. But that stretch of
Hyperion Rowena may be ill advised. You can read up on it and judge for yourself. Hyperion Rowena is already a crowded street and the area has been a haven for more affordable housing in the area (because it’s a busy street and close to the freeway). Those days are coming to an end as most of the bungalows and apartments in the area have undergone renovation (which is where your landlord kicks you out, upgrades the place and then you can’t afford to move back in). Hyperion Rowena is not the same as Los Feliz Blvd – it’s just not wide enough to support three story structures like that and the traffic they would bring.
There will be a community meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd for those who would like to come and hear from both sides and voice their opinions.
(Link found via EatingLA)