The fancification of Frogtown is now officially coming fast and furious. A four-story building designed by highly-regarded Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects is being proposed for the site of a parking lot on Blake Avenue in sleepy Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown, aka the second-place gentrification hotspot of 2015. The development, backed by a group of investors, would have 49 residential units in the top three floors, with commercial space at street level, reports Eastsider LA. That's not large by most standards, but let's not forget that another brand new mixed-user is in the works not too far away.
A consultant working on the low-rise says it's still early in the design process, but other possible elements for the complex include "a courtyard and a 12-foot wide pathway that would allow the public to walk to the L.A. River path from Blake." This project is similar in size, at least from these preliminary descriptions, to a "riverfront creative campus" in the works roughly six blocks away on Allesandro Street, which would bring 40 live/work units in a four-story building to another river-adjacent road.
· New Elysian Valley residential project proposed for parking lot [ELA]
· Frogtown's First Big Gentrification Meteor Could Be About to Hit [Curbed LA]