A large apartment complex planned just south of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood faces an appeal to the Central Area Planning Commission this week.

Earlier this year, Vancouver, Washington-based developer Holland Partner Group obtained entitlements for the construction of a multifamily residential complex on an L-shaped site at 1375 St. Andrews Place.  The proposed building would stand eight stories in height, would contain 185 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments above a three-level, 294-car parking structure.

The proposed development would replace a vacant daycare center and a charter school, which is relocating off site.  A theater which is currently located on the property will remain in place.

Togawa Smith Martin is designing the building, which would wrap two levels of above-grade parking with habitable space.  Plans call for open space amenities such as a courtyard, a fitness center, a swimming pool, and a rooftop deck.

Construction is anticipated to occur over a period of 24 months.  A groundbreaking date has not been announced, although permits are now pending with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.

The appeal, filed by an affiliate of the Laborers' Union International of North America, alleges that the project's environmental impact report does not comply with the California Environmental Quality Act.  Specifically, LIUNA asserts that the project will have additional impacts on air quality and traffic congestion that should require a supplemental study.

The Central Area Planning Commission is scheduled to consider the appeal on September 10.

Holland Partner Group has several ongoing projects in Los Angeles County, including under-construction apartment buildings in San Pedro and Long Beach and a proposed mixed-use complex in Beverly Grove.