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At HiFi’s new 333B, studios rent for over $2,000

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The new apartment complex’s priciest unit is renting for $6,000 a month

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A new apartment complex in Historic Filipinotown is leasing units starting at just over $2,000 for a studio, according to Eastsider LA, which first spotted the pricing information for the 69-unit apartment complex.

The wedge-shaped complex, called 333B, is adjacent to the famous HiFi Giraffe sign.

According to 333B’s website, rent for a 494-square-foot studio starts at $2,087 and one-bedroom units start at $2,520. The most expensive unit the complex has to offer is a sprawling three-bedroom apartment measuring 1,436 square feet; it rents for $6,730.

ELA says these beefy rents “set a new high for Echo Park south of the 101, which had long been the lower-priced alternative to the higher prices traditionally found north of the freeway.”

Residents will have access to amenities ranging from covered, underground parking to a rooftop lounge with a spa and fire pits. The complex also has a gym, an outdoor movie area with a big screen TV, and something described as a “leisure park.”

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When the project was previewed in a meeting of the local neighborhood council, residents were staunchly opposed to the look of the building, with one local commenting, “I would not want to live in it. I would not want to look at it."

Situated on a slim lot at Temple Street and Belmont Avenue, the complex is “painted in blocks of white, grey and Kermit green,” says ELA.

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This isn’t the only new residential complex HiFi has on the way. Just a few blocks west, on Temple and Bonnie Brae streets, 200 apartments are comping up in a complex called Alexan South Echo. The apartments, expected to be complete in October 2018, will rise on the former site of the warehouse where the Derby Dolls played for years.

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