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West Hollywood-based developer Faring continues to move forward with plans to construct a pair of mixed-use buildings at 7500 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, with the release this week of the project's Final Environmental Impact Report.

The project, which would replace a series of commercial buildings on either side of Sierra Bonita Avenue, is now proposed with just 213 residential units - down from the original plan of 236 - due to comments on its draft environmental report.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings, of which 20 would be set aside for very low-income households.  Plans for approximately 30,000 square feet of street-level retail space remain unchanged.

Planned underground parking was also increased to 462 total spaces on account of comments on the draft report.

KFA Architecture is designing the two-building development, both of which would have a five-story height profile fronting Sunset Boulevard.  However, to accommodate the decrease in total apartments, the buildings will step down to a three-story height-profile toward adjacent buildings along the south side of the project site.

An updated timeline for 7500 Sunset has not been announced.

Rendering of 7500 Sunset Boulevard East. Image via KFA Architecture.
Rendering of 7500 Sunset Boulevard West. Image via KFA Architecture.
7500 Sunset. Image via Google Maps.

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A large parking lot next door to the Union Station Terminal Annex Building is slated for development as a data center. CoreSite Realty Corp., a Denver-based owner and operator of data centers across the country, is behind the proposed development, which would raze the parking lot at 900 N. Alameda Street for the construction of a four-story, 93-foot-tall data center with nearly 180,000 square feet of floor area.