A decade-old plan to develop housing and retail space on two sites near Sunset Junction has cleared the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.
In a pair of unanimous votes, Commissioners approved the Junction Gateway development, a project from Los Angeles-based developer Frost/Chaddock. Plans call for the construction of two buildings that would feature nearly 200 residential units and more than 15,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.
At 4100 Sunset Boulevard, Frost/Chaddock intends to raze a commercial building and a surface parking lot, clearing the way for the construction of a five-story edifice featuring 91 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above 10,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space 168 parking stalls on four basement levels.
Eight of the apartments are to be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the very low-income level in exchange for density bonus incentives.
KFA Architecture is which would be of a contemporary style and include multiple courtyards, among other open-space amenities.
The second project, slated for a site located two blocks north at 4301 Sunset Boulevard, would replace Silver Lake's Bates Motel, as well as a vacant auto shop, a duplex, and a single-family home. Plans call for the construction of a four-story edifice featuring 108 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments atop 10,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a two-level, 157-car subsurface parking structure.
The 4301 Sunset apartments would include 10 very low-income affordable units, also proposed in exchange for density bonus incentives.
KFA's design for the second building, which would have a similar blend of amenities, and an exterior of brick, stucco, and decorative tile.
Conspicuously absent from the approved projects is what had been the third component of the Junction Gateway development - a proposed 94-key hotel at 4000 Sunset Boulevard. Frost/Chaddock announced that it had abandoned plans for the hotel in February 2021, citing ongoing impacts of the global pandemic.
Junction Gateway, if realized, would join a handful of similar new mixed-use and multifamily residential developments near Sunset Junction, including a 100-unit apartment complex now rising a block east on Fountain Avenue.
- Junction Gateway (Urbanize LA)