Earlier this year, I erroneously posted outdated designs of a mixed-use development planned for a parking lot near Sunset Boulevard's Earl Carroll Theatre. Developer Essex Property Trust quickly stepped in to set things right, via Curbed LA. Hopefully a new environmental study released by LADCP prevents me from making a similar mistake this time around.
Plans for the two-acre lot at 6250 Sunset Boulevard now call for a low-rise structure containing 200 apartments and 4,700 square feet of ground floor retail space. Residential units would be served by a four-level, 316-car parking garage, with vehicular access provided via Leland Way. Other on-site amenities would include a fitness center, outdoor pool, spa area, sky deck and a residential club house.
The seven-story building, designed by Harley Ellis Devereaux, would utilize exterior materials including fiber cement paneling, anodized aluminum, terra cotta and smooth finish plaster. Updated renderings from the project's initial study deviate marginally from earlier images, swapping out bright orange elements for a less ostentatious shade of earth red-orange.
Additionally, Essex Property Trust plans to retain and preserve the adjacent Earl Carroll Theatre, which has housed Nickelodeon's West Coast operations since the late 1990s. The new residential-retail complex would link to the historic theatre via a ground-level paseo, running from Sunset Boulevard to Leland Way in-between the two buildings.
6250 Sunset sits near the heart of Sunset Boulevard's recent development boom, with Miami-based Crescent Heights currently working on plans for twin 28-story buildings adjacent to the Hollywood Palladium. One block east, Kilroy Realty is in the midst of construction on the $400 million Columbia Square development. Essex's project is anticipated to join the construction craze in the third quarter of 2015, leading into a 22-month build out.
- 6250 Sunset Initial Study (LADCP)
- Hollywood's Earl Carroll Theatre Going Mixed-Use (Building Los Angeles)
- Here's the Latest Look For the New Sunset/Vine Mixed-User (Curbed LA)