Mobile Menu


An environmental report published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning has unveiled new details about a proposed mixed-use development which which would build upon Hollywood's iconic Crossroads of the World complex.

Crossroads Hollywood - which is being developed by Harridge Development Group - would create a series of high-rise and low-rise structures on roughly eight acres of property bounded by Sunset Boulevard, Selma and Highland Avenues.  According to designs from architecture firms SOM and Rios Clementi Hale Studios, a full buildout of the development would comprise approximately 1,432,000 square feet of residential, hotel, retail, restaurant, office and entertainment uses.

Development Parcel A, a .9-acre site on Selma Avenue between McCadden Place and Highland Avenue, would yield a 32-story hotel tower featuring 308 guest rooms and 10,500 square feet of ground-level retail and restaurant space.  The proposed building, which would rise approximately 365 feet above street level and include meeting rooms and a rooftop bar and lounge.

Parcel B - which fronts Sunset Boulevard, McCadden Place, Selma and Las Palmas Avenues - would be developed with a total of 872 residential units and 58,500 square feet of retail space in a series of high-rise and low-rise structures.  The northwest corner of the parcel would be highlighted by a 30-story tower, featuring 190 residential units and 15,500 square feet of commercial space within its 402-foot-tall frame.  A pair of adjacent six-story buildings would add a combined total of 193 dwellings and 32,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.  The property would greet Sunset Boulevard with a landmark 32-story tower, rising 390 feet above grade.  Plans call for 489 residential units and 11,000 square feet of street-fronting commercial space within the building.

Parcel D, located at the northeast corner of Selma and Las Palmas Avenues, would complete the Crossroads development's residential component with a six-story structure featuring an additional 78 residential units and 4,500 square feet of retail space.

Crossroads Hollywood would also include 80 affordable housing units, replacing the 80 existing rent-stabilized units which would be removed from Parcel B.

Parcel C, located at the northeast corner of Las Palmas Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, would serve as a physical extension of the Crossroads of the World office complex.  In addition to the retention and rehabilitation of the historic campus, plans call for the construction of two low-rise buildings which would include a combined 95,000 square feet of office space and 43,500 square feet of retail uses.

Parking, a contentious issue for most Hollywood developments, would be situated entirely in below-grade structures.  Altogether, the project's subterranean garage space would be capable of accommodating up to 2,596 vehicles and 1,281 bicycles.

The develompent proposes a slight realignment of Las Palmas Avenue, which would facilitate a landscaped pedestrian paseo extending diagonally from the entrance of Crossroads of the World to the intersection of Selma Avenue and McCadden Place.  The passageway would be flanked by commercial space and connect to other passageways throughout the development site.

Construction of Crossroads Hollywood is expected to occur over approximately 48 months, with completion expected in 2022.  Harridge Development Group will require numerous discretionary approvals to build the project as currently planned, including a zone and height district change and a master conditional use permit for alcohol sales and live entertainment.

Image via Kilograph
Image via Kilograph
Image via Kilograph
Image via Kilograph