Planning Commission Approves LGBT Center Expansion

Earlier today, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission unanimously approved expansion plans for the Los Angeles LGBT Center in Hollywood, paving the way for up to 235 units of affordable and permament supportive housing for seniors and homeless young people. The new Anita May Rosenstein Campus, slated for a debut in early 2019, will also serve as the LGBT Center’s headquarters and offer ground-floor retail space at Santa Monica Boulevard and McCadden Place.

J.H. Snyder's Hollywood Office Building Gets its Skin

After a year-and-a-half of construction, glass has finally begun wrapping developer J.H. Snyder’s $70-million office building in Hollywood. The long-delayed project, located at 1601 Vine Street, consists of an eight-story building which will feature 110,000 square feet of leasable floor space above ground-floor retail and five levels of underground parking. Renderings of the finished product, which was created by a team featuring architecture firms Gensler and Ware Malcomb, portray a contemporary mid-rise structure.

First Look at Hollywood's Modera Argyle

Renderings have emerged for the residential-retail complex proposed for a 1.1-acre site at Argyle and Selma Avenues in Hollywood. Two months ago, a subsidiary of Mill Creek Residential Trust filed plans to redevelop property at 1546 N. Argyle Avenue, which has long been the home of Ametron Electronics. The proposed development, which has been dubbed Modera Argyle, would consist of a podium-type building featuring 263 market rate apartments, 13 units of very low income housing and approximately 30,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

City Council Approves Downsized 8150 Sunset Development

Plans for a Frank Gehry-designed development near the Sunset Strip were approved earlier today by the Los Angeles City Council, following a contentious process which resulted in significant alterations to the $300-million proposal. Slated for a 2.5-acre property at 8150 Sunset Boulevard, the project would consist of 191 market rate apartments, 38 units of workforce and affordable housing and approximately 65,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space. Renderings have portrayed the development with two mid-rise buildings, which could rise to a maximum height of 178 feet above grade.

Affordable Housing Opens on LAUSD Property

Yesterday, affordable housing developer Abode Communities announced the grand opening of Selma Community Housing in Hollywood. Located at the corner of Selma and Cherokee Avenues, the five-story structure features 66 units of affordable housing on property owned by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Abode received 1,500 applications for the $32.9-million building, which is targeted at LAUSD and families earning between 30% and 60% of the Los Angeles area median income.

First Look at the Resurrected Hollywood & Gower Development

An initial study published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning offers a first glimpse of the redesigned Hollywood & Gower development. 6104 Hollywood, LLC - a subsidiary of Colorado-based UDR, Inc. - has proposed the construction of a mixed-use tower on a parking lot at Hollywood Boulevard and Gower Street, at the eastern edge of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The project would consist of a 23-story building, featuring 220 apartments above nearly 4,600 square feet of neighborhood-serving commercial space.

Multifamily Buildings Planned Near Melrose Avenue

Local real estate firm ETCO Homes is planning a pair of multifamily residential buildings just north of Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. The first of the two projects, located at 714-718 N. Sweetzer Avenue, would consist of a five-story building would consist of a five-story building feature 26 residential units, two of which would be set aside for very low-income households. In exchange for providing affordable units, ETCO has requested density bonus incentives allowing for increased floor area ratio and height.

Finishing Touches for the Dream Hollywood

The decade-long saga is finally coming to a close: Hollywood’s Dream Hotel is nearly complete. The $50-million development, located at 6417 W. Selma Avenue, will consist of 182 guest rooms in addition to a banquet room, a roof deck and restaurant space. Developer Hollywood International Regional Center (HIRC) is also repurposing an adjacent alley way into patio dining space. Killefer Flammang Architects, based out of Santa Monica, is is responsible for the design of the 10-story building, which features a modern building protruding over a base clad in brick veneer.

Proposed Hollywood Office Tower Gets a Name

Two months after receiving the approval of the Los Angeles City Council to build a mid-rise office tower on Sunset Boulevard, developer Hudson Pacific Properties (HPP) has unveiled an official name and new details for the project. The proposed 15-story building, slated for a current parking lot at 5901 Sunset Boulevard, has been dubbed Epic. The project would offer approximatley 274,000 square feet of office space above parking for 830 vehicles and 26,000 square feet of ground-floor shops and restaurants.

Exterior Work Beginning for Hollywood Apartments

One year after we last dropped by, a sleek apartment building is taking form in Hollywood. Located at 1737 N. Las Palmas Avenue, the project consists of a six-story structure that will feature 82 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, 125 underground parking spaces and approxiamtely 1,200 square feet of ground-floor space for a coffee shop. Plans also call for amenities such as an outdoor pool deck, a fitness center and a rooftop obseration area.