LA City Council approves Champion’s controversial Hollywood development

Complex will have 224 residential units

TRD LOS ANGELES /
Jan.January 21, 2016 10:01 AM

The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved controversial plans to build a six-story, mixed-use building with 224 residential units in a low-rise area of Hollywood.

The plan, which spurred massive debate over height restrictions in the area, will include 24 designated low-income apartments and 985 square feet of retail.

“We love the location. We think it’s in great proximity to a ton of amenities,” Bob Champion told Beverly Press of the site, which runs between Las Palmas Avenue to Cherokee Avenue, north of Hollywood Boulevard. “We have designed an amazing rooftop amenity with a pool that’s every bit as luxurious as a five-star hotel.”

But preservationists are still trying to put the kibosh on the project at 1717 Cherokee and 1718 Las Palmas, which would be noticeably taller than neighboring structures. Some even claim that the project violates zoning restrictions.

Frances Offenhauser of Hollywood Heritage said she is considering filing a suit to fight the development in court.

“Zoning code states specifically what has to be done to build something bigger, but they decided to jump over it and say, ‘OK, we’re not going to do that, we’re going to do what we think is right,’” she told Beverly Press. [Beverly Press] — Katherine Clarke


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
A rendering of the project (Credit: Yorkwood, LLC)

Developer plans 137-unit complex in Hollywood

Developer plans 137-unit complex in Hollywood
Gaw Capital Chairman Goodwin Gaw and DJM founder John Miller with a rendering of the project

An analysis of rent rolls at Hollywood & Highland

An analysis of rent rolls at Hollywood & Highland
Bob Iger, Reed Hastings and (clockwise from top left) Sunset Las Palmas, Sunset Bronson and Sunset Gower Studios (Getty, Google Maps)

Here’s what Netflix, Disney and CBS pay at for their Hollywood digs

Here’s what Netflix, Disney and CBS pay at for their Hollywood digs
Bernard Huberman and Hollywood’s Television Center (BLT, Television Center)

BLT Enterprises buys Hollywood’s Television Center for $64M

BLT Enterprises buys Hollywood’s Television Center for $64M
Photo illustration of Hudson Pacific Properties CEO Victor Coleman and Blackstone Group President Jonathan Gray (Coleman by Rich Polk/Getty; Gray by Drew Angerer/Getty; Top Gun by Paramount Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis/Getty)

Inside Hudson Pacific and Blackstone’s field of streams

Inside Hudson Pacific and Blackstone’s field of streams
Phillip Aarons and a rendering of the project (Credit: Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Earth shaking news: Hollywood Center megaproject on active fault line

Earth shaking news: Hollywood Center megaproject on active fault line
6725 West Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood and Vanbarton Group's Richard Coles (Credit: Google Maps)

Vanbarton’s Sunset Boulevard office complex goes to special servicing

Vanbarton’s Sunset Boulevard office complex goes to special servicing
Onni Group president Rossano De Cotiis and the site (Credit: Google Maps)

Onni Group plans 14-story office complex in Hollywood

Onni Group plans 14-story office complex in Hollywood
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...