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Huge hole marks the spot of a 200-unit Echo Park apartment building

Aug 29, 2017
Excavation for Echo Park apartment complex on Temple Street

Future home of Alexan South Echo

ECHO PARK ––  One of the neighborhood’s largest residential projects, the 200-unit Alexan South Echo on Temple Street, will rise five stories high.  But before construction crews build up they had to dig down deep to create a block-wide hole in the ground big enough for subterranean parking.

City records indicate that the developer applied to haul away more than 100,000 cubic yards of dirt from the site in 1900 block of Temple. The same property was once occupied by the Derby Dolls roller rink, and, way before that, an ice cream cone plant.

The first phase of Alexan South Echo is expected to be completed in early 2019.

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