The Los Angeles City Planning Commission approved a Silver Lake project that’s been more than a decade in the works and would bring 199 apartment units to the upscale enclave in the city’s center.
Developer Frost/Chaddock’s Junction Gateway proposal is for two development sites on Sunset Boulevard, according to Urbanize.
A 91-unit building is slated for 4100 Sunset Boulevard. Plans call for five stories, 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and a 168-stall subterranean parking garage.
The units would be a mix of studios, one- and two bedroom units. In exchange for a density bonus, Frost/Chaddock would set aside eight units as affordable housing. The development site is currently a parking lot and one commercial building.
The other building, at 4301 Sunset Boulevard, would have 108 apartments and 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, along with a 157-stall parking garage.
The latter building would replace a motel, auto shop, duplex and a single-family home.
The units would be a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments. 10 of the units would be set aside as affordable housing in exchange for a density bonus. KFA Architecture is designing both buildings.
The Junction Gateway project originally called for a 94-key hotel at 4000 Sunset Boulevard, but Frost/Chaddock announced in February that it was nixing those plans in light of the pandemic, which has devastated the hospitality industry.
Frost/Chaddock first proposed the project in 2011 and immediately faced opposition from local activists.
With City Planning Commission approval, Frost/Chaddock will bring the project to the L.A. City Council for final approval. It could still be appealed at that stage.
A shovel-ready site in the neighborhood — entitled for a 30-unit apartment building — traded hands earlier this year for $3.5 million.
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