Mystery Construction In Playa del Rey

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You didn’t think they were going to stop construction on Manchester Avenue yet, did you? I’ve driven by this building-in-the-works a number of times. This wood-frame structure looks like it’s going to be another apartment complex for rental. (Or perhaps condos for sale?)

Unlike the nearby Playa del Oro development just down the way on Lincoln and Manchester, there aren’t any advertised signs. There’s just a scrawled plaque letting us know what the address is – 8238 Manchester Avenue.

I contacted the City of LA Department of Building and Safety to see if I could get more info. I’ll update here when/if I hear back. But if anyone else knows what this is, drop us a line!

(Yes, that’s a picture of the new construction above.)

Update: Lo and behold, the City of LA does get back to you! It’s a 41-unit apartment building that we’re looking at. Maybe it’ll be another option for folks in the area to stay at while housing prices come down.

  • Lisa

    Thanks for the update! This is just a couple blocks away from me and I was wondering whether it was going to be apartments or condos as well.

  • http://www.redfin.com Christina Chan

    Oh, you’re very welcome. I’ve driven by this place so many times. One day, I thought I had better find out what it was!

  • Joe

    It looks like it is owned by GTO Development in El Segundo. I’ve been trying to call but no one answers. I hope they are condos. Playa Del Rey needs some new ones and I would love buy in that Neighborhood.

  • http://www.redfin.com Christina Chan

    I put in a call in to the developer. If I do happen to hear back from them and am able to get some inside info, I’ll do a future post about what they’re doing over there.

  • Natalie

    I have been wondering for months, we are living in Del Rey Club now and would like to get more information on that building, thanks!

  • http://www.redfin.com Christina Chan

    The office is very mum on the project. They haven’t returned my call nor do I have any information at the moment. But I will post if/when something new comes in.

  • Joe

    The just started painting the bldg. any news?

  • http://losangeles.redfin.com/blog/category/marina_del_rey_playa_del_rey_westchester Christina Chan

    Gosh, no. I put in a few calls and nothing has been returned. Either they’re not ready to spill or the decision is still being made.

  • Lisa

    They are completed and a banner indicates that they are…condos!