Entertainment and media company CMNTY Culture has big plans for the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood.

CMNTY Culture, led by Grammy winning producer Philip Lawrence and business manager Thomas St. John, announced plans last week to redevelop a two-acre site at the northeast corner of the intersection with a 500,000-square-foot mixed-use complex dubbed the CMNTY Culture Campus.

View of CMNTY Culture Campus looking northeast from Sunset and HighlandHKS

The project is being designed by HKS and landscape designer Hood Design Studio. According to an official website, the CMNTY Culture Campus would include:

  • 50,000 square feet of music studio/production space
  • 430,000 square feet of creative office space
  • 4,400 square feet of retail space
  • 10,000 square feet of artist hospitality space
  • 10,000 square feet of education and performance space
  • 500-seat outdoor performance venue

Additionally, plans call for an open-air terrace deck at the building's fifth floor.

“The entertainment industry is experiencing a time of unparalleled excitement and change, bringing about an opportunity to reimagine the landscape upon which content is created and consumed,” said Lawrence, owner of the Record Plant, in a statement. “Now, we live in a new era where creatives and their audiences seek opportunities to collaborate and interact, not just in the digital sphere, but in-person. Content creators need a physical epicenter, a place that celebrates their work and the power of community. CMNTY Culture Campus will be a place where creative people will want to hang out with like-minded individuals and experience something special.”

View from rooftop deck at CMNTY Culture CampusHKS

The campus is billed as a "first-of-its-kind development," and one of the largest Black-owned enterprises in the Hollywood community.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the project is budgeted at $500 million, and would feature buildings up to 13 stories in height, as well as parking for more than 1,000 vehicles. A precise timeline for CMNTY Culture Campus has not been announced.

The project joins a number of large office complexes envisioned for the stretch of Sunset Boulevard between Highland and the US-101 Freeway, including the neighboring Crossroads Hollywood development, which reportedly secured $485-million in construction financing for a mix of offices and production space in late 2021.