A series of small commercial and residential buildings near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street could make way for a multifamily residential development from Cypress Equity Investments.

The project, as detailed in architectural plans posted by the Echo Park Neighborhood Council, would rise from a nearly 50,000-square-foot property at 2217-2235 W. Sunset Boulevard.  Plans call for razing all existing structures on the property - which includes 12 vacant apartments - to clear the way for the construction of a seven-story building featuring 176 studio, one-, two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom dwellings with 205 podium and basement parking stalls. 

Ottinger Architects is designing 2225 Sunset, which would have an amorphous footprint which also fronts Elsinore and Mohawk Streets.  Architectural plans show an exterior of corrugated metal panels and wood siding, with on-site amenities including a gym, a courtyard, and a seventh-floor deck.

Although the proposed development would not include retail space, five live/work units are proposed for the ground floor facing Sunset Boulevard.

The proposed development joins a handful of similar multifamily residential buildings proposed near Sunset and Alvarado, including a mixed-use structure slated to rise at the site of Taix Restaurant.

Brentwood-based Cypress Equity Investments is developing a handful of similar multifamily residential buildings in Santa Monica, and recently submitted plans to the City of Los Angeles to construct affordable housing in the Pico-Union neighborhood.

News of the 2225 Sunset development was first reported by The Eastsider.