An initial study published by the City of Los Angeles sheds light on plans for a mixed-use office complex at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood.
The project, which is being developed as a joint venture between Millennium Partners and Shorenstein Properties -calls for redeveloping a Staples office supply store and several smaller commercial building with a new 15-story edifice containing approximately 443,148 square feet of office above 12,386 square feet of ground-floor retail. The proposed development also includes parking for 1,291 vehicles, which would be located in three subterranean levels and two above-grade levels.
Designed by Gensler, the approximately 275-foot-tall building is described as featuring a contemporary glass facade arranged in a series of rectangular forms. The building height would step down toward Sunset Boulevard, using a series of landscaped terrace decks to provide roughly 22,000 square feet of landscaped amenities for use by tenants. The tower's above-grade parking levels would be masked from view along Sunset Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue by a "softly luminous material" and wood screens.
Construction of the Sunset + Wilcox development is expected to be completed in 2026, contingent on the approval of discretionary approvals by the City of Los Angeles.
The proposed office tower is the latest in joins a of high-rise buildings slated for the nearby stretch of Sunset Boulevard, including the $1-billion Crossroads Hollywood complex, a proposed Art Deco hotel at Cahuenga Boulevard, and an apartment tower which would rise at the former site of Amoeba Music.
Millennium Partners, the developer behind Sunset + Wilcox, is also seeking to build a $1-billion skyscraper complex adjacent to the Capitol Records Building and Pantages Theatre.
- Sunset + Wilcox (Urbanize LA)