ELYSIAN VALLEY –– An investment group is seeking to build 49 residential units and commercial space on what is now a primarily a parking lot, the most recent development proposed for property adjacent to the L.A. River.
The investors have hired Los Angeles architect Lorcan O’Herlihy to design the development at 1901 Blake Avenue. The project would include three stories of residential units on top of ground-floor commercial space and parking, said Dana Sayles, a consulting working on the project. The project is still in the early stages but the concept includes a courtyard and a 12-foot wide pathway that would allow the public to walk to the L.A. River path from Blake, she said.
The building’s units would range from one to three bedrooms, and 10% would be designated as affordable for lower income tenants.