The writing is probably on the wall for every close-in Burlingame bungalow given the economics of tearing down a single-family home and going to condos near the core. It's really quite sad. With the monster growing on California Ave. and the number of already-approved projects plus what is in the works, we are on the precipice of a major change in the face of B'game. That won't come as a surprise to any regular Voice reader, but knowing it's coming and seeing the scraped lot are two different things in my experience.
I was saddened to see this little gem of a very close-in bungalow that, like many others, had been carved into apartments over the years get the death sentence a few weeks back. It's seriously cute, looks to be fairly well-maintained, and will be replaced by a big box. I'm too much of a realist to think much can be done about the trend, but I can say I will miss it when it's gone.
Adios 21 Park Ave. You are about a century old, if not more, and many people have crossed your threshold for the walk downtown and back. You will be missed.
The location is in the Washington School zone so add the increased density to the Bayswater Ave. proposed project. I'm not sure where all those kids are going to end up.
Nov 30 Update
An Lo and Behold, driving down Oak Grove yesterday morning I see the remains of two more bungalows. When I saw the prices of the luxury condos two doors down from here (across from McKinley) a year ago, I knew these two were history--just did not know when. Now I know....now