New Building on W. Micheltorena Street?

By an edhat reader

The other day I drove by the corner of Micheltorena and San Andres Streets on the Westside and saw these massive story poles behind San Andres Hardware.

It’s at 621 W. Micheltorena where a small two-story business complex is now located. The new building will be over twice as big at three stories high for the new Westside Neighborhood Clinic that will move out of the small house across the street.

I found the rendering on the City’s website and it doesn’t seem to fit the character of the neighborhood, what do edhatters think?

New Westside Neighborhood Clinic rendering at 621 W. Micheltorena Street (courtesy)


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  1. This could be much improved visually if the 3rd level had a very thin , wide overhanging fascia and the wall was all glass or very dark material, to give the impression of ‘floating’ and fading from view. Architecture 101…..The first 2 floor massing is unoffensive and matches the height of the existing building on the site. Maybe break the facade a bit more…
    Who ever you are, get the senior designers involved….

  2. Based on the comments it’s starting to feel like because it’s in the Westside, a historically low income migrant neighborhood, readers don’t really care. If it was their neighborhood though, I doubt the reaction would be the same.
    Two things can be true, the clinic is great for the neighborhood and the building is too big and doesn’t fit.

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