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Environmental documents published yesterday by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning offer a first glimpse of 6200 Sunset Boulevard, the latest installment in Hollywood's mixed-use development boom.

The residential-retail complex, which is being developed by the Houston-based Hanover Company, would consist of a seven-story building featuring 270 studio, one- and two-bedroom units above approximately 12,400 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail and restaurant space.  Plans call for a litany of on-site amenities which includes a 361-vehicle parking garage, a swimming pool, a fitness center and two roof decks.

The project would rise from a 1.2-acre property at the southwest corner of Sunset Boulevard and El Centro Avenue, replacing a nondescript retail center.

Designs for the low-rise building are being crafted by Steinberg Architects, a multidisciplinary firm with a portfolio that includes numerous urban infill developments.  Renderings included with the project's initial study portray a modern design featuring a three-story retail plaza along Sunset Boulevard

The building's seven-story height would provide a transition from the high-rise towers on the north side of Sunset Boulevard to the low-rise residential neighborhood to the south.

As currently proposed, 6200 Sunset will require several discretionary approvals from the City of Los Angeles, including a height district change and a site plan review.

Completion of the project is not expected until 2021.

A similar low-rise complex is also planned a short distance west, on a surface parking lot which abuts the historic Earl Carroll Theatre.

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A 9,300-square-foot surface parking lot in Westlake is slated for development, according to plans filed last week with the City of Los Angeles.

The property, located at 366 S. Loma Drive, could see the construction of a six-story building featuring 39 apartments - including affordable units - above a partially subterranean parking garage.