At its May 9 meeting, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission struck down appeals which sought to block the construction of a new mixed-use residential development in Silver Lake.

The proposed development from Six Peak Capital, planned at 2511 W. Sunset Boulevard, would replace a liquor store and a parking lot with a new five-story building featuring 121 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above approximately 3,600 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a two-level, 70-car subterranean parking garage.

Aerial view looking northwestTighe Architecture

Project approvals granted in late 2023 include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, permitting larger building than zoning rules would typically permit. In exchange, Six Peak would be required to set aside 13 of the new apartments for rent as extremely low-income affordable housing.

Tighe Architecture is the contemporary low-rise building.

View looking northeast from Sunset BoulevardTighe Architecture

The project was faced with two appeals, the first from Michael Ortiz of the Sunset Rampart Business District & Neighbors, which is addressed out of a property across the street. He argues that the project is out of scale with the surrounding neighborhood, and will worsen traffic congestion, access to parking, gentrification, and homelessness. The second appellant, SAFER, is an affiliate of Laborers International Union of North America Local 270 (LIUNA), and frequently opposes new projects in the City of Los Angeles. They argue that the project should be subject to further scrutiny under the California Environmental Quality Act.

A staff report found no evidence to support either appeal, and recommended denial of both.

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