A commercial building and surface parking lot in Echo Park have been demolished, clearing the way for the development of 18 small lot homes.

The .61-acre project site, located at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Clifford Street, will yield a collection of three-story dwellings, each of which will feature two-car garages and roof decks.

City records indicate that Santa Monica-based JTD Architects is designing the project.

The property was spotted by photographer Michael Hayes.

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City Looks to Update Land Use and Transportation Along Rail-to-River Corridor

A freight railway that cuts through South L.A. is set for rebirth as an active transportion corridor.

In 2012, Metro began exploring the possibility of transforming a segment of a former freight rail right-of-way that cuts through the heart of South Los Angeles into an active transportation project.  The project, now known as the Rail-to-River corridor, would convert the Harbor Subdivision - which runs east-to-west along Florence and Slauson Avenues - for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

To capitalize on this investment, the Cit