Three years ago, developers filed plans for the the massive mixed-use complex known as Crossroads Hollywood. The complex would transform Los Angeles’ storied Crossroads of the World, considered the country’s first outdoor shopping mall.
As conceived, Harridge Development Group’s 1.4 million-square-foot Crossroads Hollywood would be one of the biggest developments in the city’s history.
But since the application, the project has faced setbacks, with preservation advocates fighting to protect the existing decades-old structures.
Three of the nine planned buildings will be towers flanked by smaller residences and parking space. The remaining buildings around the original Crossroads of the World site will be restored, according to reports. The eight-acre complex would have a total of 185,000 square feet of commercial space, 95,000 square feet of creative office space and 2,494 square feet of underground parking space.
The buildings are being designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Rios Clementi Hale Studios.
The most recent delay was because of an application to grant landmark status to the Hollywood Reporter building, one out of six historic buildings Harridge plans to raze for the project. Even if the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission grants the building landmark status, razing it still could be possible, but would be delayed another year.
Harridge representatives did not return calls for comment.
To get a better sense of what Harridge plans to build, The Real Deal took a look at projections for each component. Check out the above slideshow for details.