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Harridge Development plans 70-unit subdivision in Valley

The site of the Lake View Terrace compound is currently occupied by a youth mental health treatment facility
By Cathaleen Chen | June 14, 2016 03:00PM

Land on 11600 North Eldridge Avenue and Harridge CEO David Schwartzman

Land on 11600 North Eldridge Avenue and Harridge CEO David Schwartzman

Los Angeles developers just can’t get enough of small lot homes.

Harridge Development Group is the latest real estate firm to request with City Planning a subdivision of single-family units. This one is in the San Fernando Valley’s Lake View Terrace.

The L.A.-based company has proposed a 70-lot complex at 11600 North Eldridge Avenue, which is currently occupied by the Phoenix House Academy, a mental health treatment facility for adolescents.

Harridge has applied for a zoning change for the land plot adjacent to Kagel Canyon Park. Property records show that the lot is owned by Phoenix House, who bought the nearly 640,000-square-foot patch of land and the facility in 1992 for $3.2 million. It is currently zoned for hospital uses.

It’s unclear from city filings whether Harridge plans to demolish any existing structures, including the 120,000-square-foot Phoenix House currently in operation.

This isn’t the developers first small lots project in Los Angeles. In 2015, the company proposed a 120-unit complex in Frogtown that was met with much opposition. It also has a 70-unit Silver Lake single-family complex in the works, according to its website.

Neither Harridge nor Phoenix House could be immediately reached for comment.

Earlier Tuesday, The Real Deal reported on the proposals of three other small lot developments, including Mesa Properties’ 22 units in San Pedro and Haven Realty Capital’s 30-unit subdivision in Frogtown.