With the arrival of two red tower cranes, construction is ramping up for a large mixed-use complex at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue in Hollywood.
The project, located on the former site of a 6.7-acre Food4Less-anchored shopping center at 5420 Sunset Boulevard, is being redeveloped by American Commercial Equities. In September 2022, the Malibu-based firm secured entitlements for the construction of a project which will feature 735 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, up to 95,000 square feet of commercial space, and parking for 1,400 retail space.
Those ground-floor commercial uses would include general retail, and a market to replace the lost Food4Less - roughly equivalent to the footprint of the center which the new development replaces.
TCA Architects is designing 5420 Sunset, which will consist of four contemporary, stucco-clad buildings rising six stories in height. The new construction will be bisected by a T-shaped paseo, connecting Western, Sunset, and Serrano Avenue, as well as a series of courtyards and amenities at the center of the complex.
An environmental study conducted for the project estimated that construction would occur over approximately 48 months, with completion anticipated in 2026.
The project is the third large development aiming to remake the intersection of Sunset and Western, following a new Target built on the opposite side of the street. Diagonally across the intersection, a project from Reliable Properties is poised to replace another retail center, while The Georgetown Co. recently acquired a Netflix-leased development site to the south.
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