Park La Brea News – Beverly Press is reporting that Shalhevet School, located on the north east corner of Fairfax and San Vicente, will present a plan for a mixed use project on the school property at the monthly meeting of the Mid-City West Planning and Land Use Committee on Monday, July 22nd.
The project reportedly involves dividing the school property in half, building a new school on the northern half of the property and a 150 apartment mixed use building on the southern end of the property at the corner.
Shalhevet School is directly south of Tom Bergin’s Tavern on Fairfax. As our readers may remember, the ownership at Bergin’s announced a surprise closing over the 4th of July weekend due to poor sales. There were rumors that the Bergin’s property was being sold to the school, but that doesn’t seem to be the case as there are reports that Bergin’s owners are working towards finding a buyer for their business/property.
On a related note, the group that has been championing Historic Cultural Monument status for Tom Bergin’s Tavern announced on their Facebook page (‘Keep Bergin’s Open’) that they are holding off on that application in support of the owners’ efforts to find someone who will continue Tom Bergin’s Tavern as a viable business.
Read Park La Brea News – Beverly Press’ detailed story about Shalhevet School’s plans here. As proposed, it should be a great cosmetic improvement for the corner. However, traffic volume will be a concern, especially in the short term. The Metro station at Wilshire and Fairfax will continue to make this area more and more pedestrian focused.