Could Historic Filipinotown be starting its run for the Curbed Cup in 2020? Aside from that restored giraffe sign, the neighborhood has not seen a whole lot of development despite its Silver Lake-adjacent location, but the tide could be turning with new plans to build 67 market-rate apartments on a neglected stretch of Temple Street near Silver Lake Boulevard. Developer Sharp Capital, who bought the property in April, tells us that the "project's milieu will be of contemporary style ... All units will include modern laminate/luxury vinyl flooring throughout all living spaces, tiled bathrooms, and stone countertops."
As planned, the $20 million development will have 48 two-bedroom units, 11 one-bedrooms, and three three-bedrooms, a gym, and a clubhouse. Permit applications for the four-story building were filed last month, and Sharp hopes to break ground late spring 2013. Earlier this year another developer sought permission to build 49 units of affordable housing on the site. We'd love to show you renderings for the new project, but the developer and architect haven't finalized them*.
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