First Look at Proposed Hollywood Hotel

Local entrepreneur Adolfo Suaya’s plan for a new hotel in Hollywood has been unveiled through an environmental report published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. Suaya, who filed plans with the City this past June, intends to redevelop a surface parking lot at 1717 N. Wilcox Avenue into a six-story building featuring 134 hotel rooms above approximately 3,600 square feet of street-fronting restaurant space and 104 parking spaces on two subterranean levels.

Gehry-Designed Sunset Boulevard Project Downsized

Developer Townscape Partners will downsize its plan for a Frank Gehry-designed development at 8150 Sunset Boulevard, after reaching a compromise with 4th District Councilmember David Ryu and group of community activists. The project, which is slated for the southwest corner of Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards, was originally to consist of two mid-rise buildings featuring two towers featuring 249 apartments and condominiums and approximately 65,000 square feet of commercial space. Under the revised project, which has been agreed to by the City of West Hollywood and the Laurel Canyon Association, the proposed buildings will be limited to a maximum height of 178 feet, a decrease from maximum 234-foot edifice from the original plan.

Rendering vs. Reality: 1411 Highland Avenue

In Hollywood, construction is now wrapping up for 1411 Highland Avenue, a mixed-use development from the Lennar Corporation. The project, located on a formerly vacant lot between Leland Way and De Longepre Avenue, consists of a a six-story building featuring 76 luxury apartments and approximatley 2,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The project offers a combination of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, underground parking for 143 vehicles and amenities such as a rooftop deck and co-working space..

Apartments Break Ground at Prominent Hollywood Property

Work is finally getting underway for a multifamily residential development on a prominent site in Hollywood. Last week, heavy equipment arrived on-site on at 1840 N. Highland Avenue, an large parking lot located north of the Hollywood & Highland Center. The property - which fronts Franklin Place, Highland, Las Palmas and Franklin Avenues - is slated for a podium-style apartment complex featuring 118 residential units. Renderings from Arquitectonica portray a contemporary building framed by a metal exoskeleton.

14-Story Hotel to Flank Hollywood's Fonda Theatre

Four months ago, a Chinese real estate firm snatched up a prominent Hollywood development site for $9.5 million. The company is now following through on its plan to build a boutique hotel on the property. According to a case filing from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, applicant Hollywood Culture and Investment Corp Inc. (HCIC) is seeking approvals to build a 14-story building at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and El Centro Avenue.

Second Phase of Sunset Bronson Studios Expansion Revealed

A marketing website from Hudson Pacific Properties has unveiled renderings for CUE, a creative office building now under construction on the Sunset Bronson Studios lot. The five-story structure - designed by the global architecture firm Gensler - will offer approximatley 95,000 square feet of leasable floor area with column-free spans, high-ceilings, large windows and terraced balconies. Plans also call for a 9,500-square-foot rooftop amenity deck, as well as electric car charge stations and bike storage in an adjacent parking garage.

Details Emerge for citizenM Hotel at Hollywood & Vine

Last week, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning published an initial study which offers up new details on citizenM’s proposed hotel near Hollywood & Vine. The projectsite, located just south of the Capitol Records Building, was purchased by citizenM earlier this year for approximately $7.5 million. The Dutch company is now seeking approvals from the City of Los Angeles to demolish an existing one-story restaurant and replace it with a 216-room boutique hotel, featuring multiple food and beverage venues and three levels of underground parking.

Onni Group Plans Hollywood Tower

Onni Group, the Canadian developer that has recently gone on a property-buying spree in Downtown Los Angeles, is planning its second development in Hollywood. Earlier today, the Vancouver-based real estate firm filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to construct a high-rise building featuring 429 residential units and approximately 60,000 square feet of commercial space. The proposed tower, which would rise to a maximum height of 262 feet, is slated for an approximately two acre site at 1360 N.

More Mid-Rise Hotel Action on Selma Avenue

Hollywood’s hotel boom continues, with yet another mid-rise project on deck. According to plans filed earlier today with the City of Los Angeles, an 11-story boutique inn is proposed for a .33-acre property at 1600 N Schrader Boulevard. The proposed 63,000-square-foot structure would offer 168 guest rooms, 4,000 square feet of ground-floor restaurant space and a roof terrace with seating capacity for 334 patrons. A three-level underground parking garage would sit beneath the building.

Mixed-Use Complex Slated for Hollywood's Ametron Property

The longtime home of Ametron Electronics, located at Selma and Argyle Avenues, has often been discussed as a future development site. A Dallas-based apartment builder will now attempt to capitalize on the property’s potential. Earlier today, a subsidiary of Mill Creek Residential Trust filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to redevelop the Ametron property, which is located at 1546 N. Argyle Avenue. The project, which spans across approximately 1.1 acres of land, would consist of 276 residential units - including 13 for very low income households - in addition to just over 30,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.