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Developer plans new housing just west of Downtown

Right next to Geoff Palmer’s latest Fauxtalian complex

View of auto shop Google Maps

An auto repair shop on Temple Street near the border of Downtown and Echo Park could soon become a residential building with 54 units of housing.

Plans filed with the city Wednesday indicate that the project, located at 1100 West Temple Street, would be developed by Los Angeles -based firm Laterra Development. The company is also working on a 221-unit apartment project further west on Temple, along with a housing and retail development near Barnsdall Park.

This particular project will be located immediately across the street from Geoff Palmer’s latest—and largest—Italian-inspired fortress. That means it’s also pretty close to the freeway, with the nearest overpass just a half-block away.

Plans indicate that the units in the building will be market rate, with the exception of four that will be set aside for very low-income residents (those making under half the median income). In exchange, the developer is asking to set the project back a little closer to the sidewalk.

Space may be at a premium on the project site, which measures less than a half-acre in size.