Monday, January 29, 2007

Development at the Old Masonry Building Supply Site

GP Masonry Groundbreaking
Originally uploaded by CD-13.
After three years and expert input from the community, I joined the Glassell Park , Neighborhood Council, Chamber of Commerce and the Improvement Association to break ground on a mixed-use development for the former Masonry Builders Supply site. This long neglected strip of land between Eagle Rock Boulevard and the Glendale Freeway has been re-imagined with a contemporary design that will house four retail pads and 114 housing units, some of which will be affordable. This project, once scouted as a potential McDonalds, came about as the community worked with my office to find a developer with the vision for a sustainable project capable of supporting growth in the area. The community's input was a valued component of the developer's plans. As a result of this partnership, the project will feature a signalized pedestrian crosswalk across Eagle Rock Blvd. and a number of other community-friendly attributes.