Old Echo Park home bites the dust to make way for new apartment building

Oct 11, 2013

House demolished at 1313 Sunset Boulevard for new apartment building./ Jennifer D.

It seems you don’t have to go very far in Echo Park these days before you come across a new development in progress – or something being torn down in preparation for new construction.  That’s the case on the 1300 block of Sunset Boulevard near Innes Street, where a small tractor demolished a 1921 bungalow this week, reports Angeleno Heights resident Jennifer D.

The home, now a pile of smashed wood,  sits on a lot that will become part  of a 27-unit apartment complex that will rise a few doors away from the artist’s Echo Park studio, gallery and office.  Permits pulled for the project indicate the complex will rise four stories in height on top of an underground parking garage on approximately 13,000-square feet of property at 1313-1315 Sunset Boulevard.

Sunset Space Provision, which paid about $1.3 million for the land last year, includes Silver Lake architect Thomas Techentin but it’s not clear whether his firm is designing the building.

The Sunset Space Provision project sits less than two blocks away from where a Canadian developer is seeking to build more than 200 units of housing on Sunset Boulevard near Everett Street.

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