A little over a decade ago, a new wave of condominium development began.
While developers had hoped to create a new breed of low-density, mixed-use housing with high density and low-rise retail, they had little to show for their efforts.
Instead, they were left with a handful of single-family houses that didn’t meet the city’s stringent density standards, including those in Bellas Vista, the neighborhood of condensate-dominated Bellas Heights that had been home to the iconic Bellas Hotel.
Now, in the wake of the historic Bellas Building’s demolition, developers and residents alike are beginning to see a return to the spirit of the Bellas, which is to say a return of traditional design.
The first wave of residential projects to arrive in Bellapas Vista were planned for the site’s north end, which sits just north of the city line.
These new developments were originally designed to replace the Bells Hotel, which closed in 2008, but many of them are still awaiting completion.
The city of Bellas has since allowed for a few new condo developments on the site, and several new condominium projects are slated to open this year.
While the Bellapassas development hasn’t been quite as impressive as Bellas Place, it’s certainly a step in the right direction, as the neighborhood has been a favorite spot for residents and locals alike to live.
One new condoport is the condominium building Bella Vista Condominiums.
The complex’s owner, Rangeman Group, plans to expand the complex to more than 30 apartments and three shops, and the first phase of this new development will be completed this fall.
This new condontaine has an area of 1,500 square feet, with a parking garage at the front of the building.
One of the most interesting new developments is the Bella Place condominium complex.
Designed by J.P. Cresci Architects, the project will be home to several condominium units and a large parking lot.
The project’s site is a major intersection with the city of Los Angeles, with plans to create an even wider boulevard in the area by adding new streetscape along the way.
In addition to the new development, the developers also have plans for a larger parking lot in the future.
The condominium project is just one of several new developments planned for Bellapasses Vista.
The surrounding neighborhood is still experiencing some challenges from the Bellavista earthquake, but it’s getting back on its feet, and developers are seeing strong interest in the neighborhood.
While Bellapasse’s development is relatively small, the area is already experiencing some strong development activity, as well.
There have been a few more condos on the ground, including a new one in Bellavilla Condominium Park.
The next wave of developments for Bellas Vista are currently in the works, and they’re expected to be complete by early 2018.