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Monarch Apartments on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock

Monarch Apartments on Colorado Boulevard.

Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock is better known for its shops and restaurant than a place to live.  But later this summer, a new, three-story apartment and commercial building at Colorado and Hartwick Street will test the demand for high-end, residential living on the boulevard.

While some homes and apartments have long been scattered amid the storefronts and strip malls of Colorado Boulevard, the success of The Monarch, which consists of eight, contemporary-style apartments and three commercial spaces, could convince others to build more housing along Eagle Rock’s main street. In fact, in addition to prospective tenants, developers who are in the process or looking at building on Colorado Boulevard have stopped by to take a closer look at The Monarch, said architect Javier Gonzalez of Tyler Gonzalez Architects, which designed the building.

“It’s got pretty good possibilities,”Gonzalez  said of future Colorado Boulevard housing development.

Initially conceived as for-sale housing,  units the two-story units in the Monarch  range in size from two to three bedrooms and include rooftop terraces and high ceilings and small private yards.

The owner of the project, which has been in the making for several years, is expected to soon announce rental rates for the apartments.  The plan is initially to rent out the units before offering them up for sale depending on the condition of the real estate market. The units are expected to become available in July but potential tenants, including those looking for corporate housing,  have been coming to the site for some time, Gonzalez said.

“There are some people going every other day” asking about the apartments, he said.



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13 comments

  1. Welcome to Eagle Rock and NELA. I really wish that they would put those ugly ass power lines underground when they build, Nothing more attractive than seeing new looking building with 19th century sticks out front. So LA.

    • The city makes you install underground service (at considerable expense) on the blvds – but as for getting everybody underground and removing the stupid poles – I give it 100 yrs…

  2. I’ve seen these first hand and love the look they bring to Colorado Blvd. and Eagle Rock, great job Tyler Gonzales Architects! I hope this project sparks some interest for new developments on this side of the Blvd, like that one lot that was abandoned years ago, or the vacant transmission shop lot. Onward and upward Eagle Rock!

    • Agreed, Omar, it’s about time this end of Colorado got some attention! As for the Transmission shop, according to my TERA newsletter, it was bought by a guy who wants to turn it into a mini-mall, even though it goes against the Colorado Boulevard Specific Plan.

      • A mini mall? Are you kidding me just what we need another liquor store, laundry mat, and cigarette shop, ugh… Well see if residents will be happy with that, I know I won’t. That’s a great location for a nice restaurant or cafe, and btw when is the location across the street ever going to open up?

        • Plus, TERA has come out and said they approve of the mini mall. (I’m sending them a nasty email right now.) The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council has been doing a great job of keeping me informed about issues like this, and they’re on top of what’s happening with this property. You should sign up for their emails: http://www.eaglerockcouncil.org.

    • Thank you, we appreciated the positive feedback!

  3. These look fantastic and have been professionally done. Nice work!

  4. A mini mall? Are you kidding me just what we need another liquor store, laundry mat, and cigarette shop, ugh… Well see if residents will be happy with that, I know I won’t. That’s a great location for a nice restaurant or cafe, and btw when is the location across the street ever going to open up?

  5. The renderings for the mini mall look a hell of a lot better than what’s there now, and I haven’t heard of any other takers. No reason why the shops that go in there would have to be trashy and low-end.

  6. Do you have any apartments available?

  7. I’m looking at the Monarch

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