Park housing development organization that recently had a tree cut along Eagle
Rock Boulevard to facilitate an upcoming four-story affordable housing project will have the tree
replaced after construction is finished late summer.
The construction, currently underway at 4260 Eagle Rock Blvd., is aimed at building 48 one-bedroom units for people at or below 40 percent of the area’s median income, provided they have developmental disabilities, small families, or are homeless veterans, individuals or seniors.
The project is the brainchild of WORKS (Women Organizing Resources, Knowledge and Services), a nonprofit group on Avenue 50 that claims to have developed award-winning affordable housing for more than 4,000 low-income families, seniors, and homeless youth.
A single tree that existed directly in front of the lot was cut last month to make room for a driveway for the project, according to WORKS Project Manager Yoki Sugioka. Other trees of the same variety line the sidewalk.
“The tree will definitely be replaced in a different location,” she told Patch, adding that the Department of Building and Safety as well as the Department of Public Works are aware that the tree was cut.
The housing project, known as Teague Terrace, is named in honor of affordable housing professional Ruth Teague. It has a total of 56 units, including seven so-called efficiencies (such as storage spaces) and a two-bedroom manager’s unit. A groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held this past June—click here to watch a promotional video of the event on YouTube.
The project is located on the block immediately south of York Boulevard, between the Eagle Rock Emergency Pet Clinic and the lot where Time Warner Cable vehicles are parked.