A gas station in Hollywood could make way for a mixed-use housing development, according to plans submitted recently to the City of Los Angeles.
The proposed project, slated for the northwest corner of Sunset Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, calls for clearing existing uses to allow for the construction of a seven-story edifice featuring 62 apartments above roughly 6,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and parking for 88 vehicles.
Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, with five to be reserved for extremely low-income households. The on-site affordable housing, as well as proximity to several high-frequency bus lines, makes the project site for Transit Oriented Communities development incentives, including relief from setback and transitional height requirements.
Next Architecture is designing the development, which is depicted as a contemporary podium-type structure clad in a combination of plaster, fiber cement siding, and precast concrete. Floor plans show that the building would feature amenity decks at its third and roof levels.
City records list the project applicant as Skyview Sunset, LLC, an entity affiliated with Downtown-based developer Jade Enterprises. The company is currently building a similar mixed-use apartment building at the corner of 14th and Olive Streets.
The development site is located three blocks east of the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Heights Boulevard, where developer Townscape Partners has obtained entitlements for a controversial housing and retail complex designed by Frank Gehry.
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