In an ongoing, four-year-old saga (perhaps more of a slog-a), local real estate developer Sammy Kahen is tapping another yet another design to create the look of his proposed mixed-use building with both cafe and restaurant space on a free-standing, triangle-shaped block of Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park. This time around, it's Spacecraft, Hollywood-based designers of character-rich spaces like The Wellsbourne, Mohawk Bend, and Smithhouse. The rooftop deck design you see above is just the latest of three produced for the potential space in the last few years, but a rep with Spacecraft indicates this project will be developed as proposed, with completion due around March of 2013.
The big question remaining is whether the proposed look will draw a restaurant client and who that could be. Given the hunger of the neighborhood's changing demographics and the profit potential proven at nearby projects like Mohawk Bend and Cortez, it looks likely some ambitious entrepreneur will try their hand at the 2,100 square-foot space. While we await further news, we'd love to know what you think of this new design for the building in our comments.
Unnamed Spacecraft Project, 1340 Glendale Blvd. Echo Park.