A recirculated environmental study unveils new angles of Midwood Investment & Development's proposed development which would replace the landmark Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City.

View looking southwest from Ventura BoulevardMarmol Radziner

The Residences at Sportsmen's Lodge project, announced in August 2021, would rise from a nearly six-acre site located directly north of the Los Angeles River at 12825 Ventura Boulevard. The 190-room hotel, built in the 1960s, would give way to a new apartment complex featuring 520 apartments, approximately 46,000 square feet of ground-floor shops and restaurants, and parking for 1,385 vehicles.

As with the last time we heard about the project, Midwood is planning a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, with 78 units of very low-income affordable housing. The affordable units will make the project eligible for density bonus incentives, allowing relief from zoning rules relating to floor area and building height.

Retail courtyardMarmol Radziner

The apartment complex is intended as a complement to the adjacent Shops at Sportsmen's Lodge, which sits directly west adjacent to Coldwater Canyon Avenue. The Erewhon-anchored retail complex was built on the site of the hotel's former conference center, and includes 94,000 square feet of rentable space.

Marmol Radziner is designing the new development, and is joined on the architecture team by MVE + Partners and landscape architecture firm Olin. The project has previously been described as incorporating elements of Mid-century Modern architecture, and is also set to offer 21,000 square feet of publicly accessible open space - including courtyards for residents and retail customers. Additionally, plans call for the construction of a pedestrian path connecting Ventura Boulevard to the neighboring L.A. River.

Residential courtyardMarmol Radziner

Construction of the Residences is still expected to occur over a 43-month period concluding in 2027.

While the project was at one point the biggest thing on the horizon for Studio City, that no longer remains the case. Roughly one-and-a-half-miles to the east, Hackman Capital Partners announced plans earlier this year for a $1-billion remake of the historic Radford Studio Center complex which would add new offices and soundstages.

River viewMarmol Radziner

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