An initial study published by the Los Angeles Department City Planning has unveiled new details about the SunWest Project, a residential-retail complex planned in East Hollywood by Los Angeles real estate firm Reliable Properties.
The proposed development - slated for the northwest corner of Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue - would consist of a low-rise structure featuring 293 dwelling units and approximately 34,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space. Residential units would consist of a mixture of studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans, with 15 apartments reserved for very-low income households.
Like with many new developments in Hollywood, plans call for a slew of communal amenities, including a fitness center, multiple community rooms and an outdoor swimming pool. Additionally, the SunWest Project would feature a four-level, partially underground garage with parking accommodations for up to 573 vehicles and 159 bicycles.
A preliminary design for the building from Torrance-based Withee Malcolm Architects calls for a six-story complex clad with materials such as fiber cement boards, perforated sheet metal, porcelain tiles and smooth stucco. The building would rise to a maximum height of 80 feet above street level.
Construction of the mixed-use development will require multiple discretionary approvals from the City of Los Angeles, including a site plan review, a density bonus and a height increase.
A timeline for the SunWest project has not been announced.
The building would be located directly across Sunset Boulevard from the controversial East Hollywood Target, which has sat unfinished since August 2014, when a judge's order invalidated the project's construction permits.
- Initial Study: SunWest Project (LADCP)