Former rabbit slaughter house site now new homes

South El Monte city officials celebrated the completion of the first phase of 30, two-story homes. The homes sit on a parcel that used to be used a sluaghter house for rabbits. Here’s what Supervisor Gloria Molina’s office sent over about it:

SOUTH EL MONTE (Feb 27, 2008) — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina announced a former industrial parcel on a 2.5-acre lot is being turned into the South El Monte Villas development which will consist of 30 two-story homes, with three bedrooms, two and a half baths and two detached garages. The homes are located on the 1600 block of Cogswell Road near Michael Hunt Avenue in South El Monte.

In addition, families will benefit from a community tot-lot and picnic area, and the 1,679 sq. ft. homes come with a 10-year warranty.Property owners will be part of a Homeowners’ Association as part of
the development deal.

“Today we open the first phase of a 30-unit development, and half of the units will be made available to moderate income families,” said Molina.

“This is an especially significant project as we try and alleviate the housing market crisis by placing families in affordable homes and creating home ownership opportunities.”

The South El Monte Villas site is the former home of the El Monte Rabbit Company, which was used as a slaughter house for rabbits in 1956.

Most recently, the site was used by a manufacturing company, which fabricated concrete casting of garden and architectural items.