Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Menlo Property: Red Car Property Connection

Photo: Diane Edwardson, 2004. Shot from the public walkway between Waverly Public Staircase and public staircase to HOME Restaurant. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The Griffith Park to El Pueblo Trail runs along the hills above Riverside Drive, following the old Pacific Electric right of way between Glendale Blvd and the 2 Freeway. The trail between Fletcher and the 2 Freeway (which we refer to interchangeably as the Corralitas Red Car Property or the Red Car Property) is well-used and connected to the neighborhood by a number of streets and public staircases.

Sam Menlo, convicted slumlord, and his Century Quality Management were approved by City Planning to build 120 unit condo development on Riverside Drive, north of Fletcher, along with a zone variance for their existing apartment building on Riverside Drive.

Today, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is appealing the decision for failure to require the trail in the Menlo Property development per the Silver Lake - Echo Park - Elysian Valley Community Plan. The City Council's Planning & Land Use Management Committee will hear the SMMC appeal today.

PLUM Committee Hearing
TODAY, May 11, 2010
City Hall, Room 350
200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

City Council File # 10-0716