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Townhouses at Old Coffee Table Site Will Play to Ivanhoe Crowd

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The Eastsider LA checked in on a recent meeting of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council's Urban Design Committee, where developer Fifteen Group pitched a new plan for its recently acquired property on Rowena Ave. in Silver Lake (the former home of popular café Coffee Table). When news broke in September that that Fifteen had bought the property, the announcement was short on details for the future of the development--all we knew was that the new developer would move forward with the mixed-use development already entitled by the city. At the committee meeting on Wednesday night, representatives of the developer pitched a new plan with fewer units--45 instead of the approved 64--to attract the families that instinctively flock to the neighborhood served by Ivanhoe Elementary. According to the Eastsider, Fifteen Group Principal Justin Barth came right out and told the committee what every one was thinking: "These units will be attractive to families because of the school."

The scaled-down project would also eliminate a proposed parking deck, allowing instead for three-story townhouses with attached garages. Under the new proposal, condos would average about 1,450 square feet instead of the 950 square feet as currently approved.

The members of the committee voted to support the new plans, but also asked Fifteen Group to include commercial space (like, say, a café). Miami-based Fifteen Group is also behind the massive Wyvernwood development in Boyle Heights--that project's draft environmental impact review was just recently released. Image via the Eastsider
· Developer proposes downsizing Silver Lake condo project [Eastsider]
· Silver Lake Coffee Table's New Owner Has Mixed-Use Plans [Curbed LA]
· Plans Released For Giant Wyvernwood Redevelopment [Curbed LA]
· Last call at Silver Lake’s Coffee Table [Eastsider]

Ivanhoe Elementary School

2828 Herkimer St., Los Angeles, CA 90039