When complete, these 30-plus projects will change the neighborhood
As anyone who moves regularly through the neighborhood already knows, Hollywood is changing daily. New hotels, offices, and apartments are rapidly adding to the neighborhood’s stock of buildings.
From 2001 to 2016, more than 1,200 hotel rooms were added to a large section of Hollywood, increasing that area’s hotel stock by 99 percent, according to a report from the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance and Central Hollywood Coalition.
In a similar time period, 2000 to 2016, residential development increased 261 percent; the report predicts there are approximately 4,000 more units in the works. And, the report says. “after years of no growth,” office space is expected to increase 67 percent by 2021.
It’s daunting to keep up with what is planned. To help keep tabs, we’ve mapped more than 30 projects throughout Hollywood, from its bustling center to its fringes.
Developed by Onni, this mixed-use project would hold 231 housing units, including 15 for very-low income tenants. The ground floor brings 15,000 square feet of retail space to the structure. Parking for 390 cars would be provided in a partially underground garage.
A number of old gas stations in LA are being saved and repurposed, but that’s not likely the fate of this old 76 gas station by Highland Avenue. Developers filed plans with the city last July to build a three-story apartment building with 19 units. The new structure will also have underground parking and a street-level restaurant.
4. Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus
The Killefer Flammang Architects-designed center will hold the LGBT Center administrative offices, supportive housing and 100 shelter beds for young people experiencing homelessness, and 100 units of affordable housing for seniors. The campus is expected to be complete in 2019.
If all goes according to plan, an existing 17-unit apartment complex at this site would be razed to make way for a new seven-story mixed-use development with 70 apartments and 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Seven of the apartments would be affordable housing. The developer is Denley Investment and Management.
This one is a biggie: Developed by AvalonBay, this mixed-user would bring 695 apartments to Santa Monica Boulevard near Highland. Additionally, the project will hold roughly 20,000 square feet of retail space and 56 units of affordable housing. The complex is expected to be complete in late 2019.
Harridge Development Group’s hugely transformative plans for the properties surrounding the Crossroads of the World complex will include hundreds of units of housing, a 308-room hotel, and 190,00 square feet of commercial space.
This six-story hotel from West Hollywood development firm AJ Khair is planned for this lot where a doomed auto repair shop sits. The hotel would have a second-floor swimming pool and a bar and restaurant.
The Whisky, from hotelier and restaurateur Adolofo Suaya, will hold 134 guest rooms and an underground garage for 120 cars. The project is expected to break ground later this year, with completion anticipated by the end of 2021.
This Hollywood Boulevard site would hold a large housing developmentthat would restore and incorporate the historic Art Deco Attie Building and the “You Are A Star” mural on its exterior.
The planned development is a 15-story complex designed by Los Angeles-based firm GMPA Architects. It would include 260 units of housing and 17,800 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Parking for 420 cars would be located in a five-story lot—including two underground levels. Construction is expected to begin in March 2019, and last about two years.
Plans were filed in 2014 to build a seven-story hotel with a rooftop, and four years later, things appear to be moving forward. Earlier this year, developers applied for permits to build the 63-room hotel, which will also hold two restaurants at ground level over a basement parking garage.
Located on De Longpre between Cahuenga and Ivar, this seven-story hotelfrom developers Five Chairs, a subsidiary of Hollywood International Regional Center, will be just southwest of the block that holds the Cinerama Dome and the Arclight. Called the Tommie Hotel, the under-construction project will have a restaurant at street level and a rooftop pool when complete.
The under-construction Godfrey will bring 220 hotel rooms and a public rooftop bar to the neighborhood. It will also have a ground-floor restaurant. The Godfrey brand has other locations in Chicago and Boston.
Amoeba’s lease is running out, and developer GPI Properties is planning to replace the music mecca with a glassy, 28-story tower with 232 residential units and 7,000 square feet of commercial space along the ground level. Work is expected to begin in mid-2019 and wrap up in 2021.
This hotel project from developer R.D. Olson will replace a Jack in the Box with an Art Deco-inspired structure that includes 275 guest rooms, along with 1,900 square feet of retail space, a rooftop pool and fitness center, and four levels of underground parking. The project was approved in August, and construction is expected to take 22 months.
The former Redbury Hotel is scheduled to reopen as an exclusive private club called h. club LA and will be aimed at the creative class. The club will an outpost of the London-based Hospital Club.
It will offer 36-hotel-like rooms that will be available to members and the public alike. Hotel guests will get a temporary membership to the club, and have access to the fancy member amenities, including a rooftop restaurant, coworking space, and a pool. The club is expected to open sometime this summer.
19. Academy on Vine
1341 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028
The $450 million development will rise on a site bordered by De Longpre, Homewood, Ivar, and Vine Street—directly south of the ArcLight Hollywood parking garage.
The project, from developer Kilroy Realty, will be made up of four mid-rise commercial buildings and one 20-story residential tower. The completed project will offer approximately 335,000 square feet of office space and 13,000 square feet of retail space.
Academy on Vine is expected to open in early 2020.
In early 2016, stylish microunit, Millenial-targeting hotelier citizenM paid $7.5 million for a .27-acre lot north of Hollywood and Vine. In August of that same year, citizenM filed plans with the city to build a 14-story, 216-room hotel on the property. A construction timeline has been not been announced.
This 20-story tower—with apartments and a hotel—from developer Champion Real Estate will raze a cluster of smaller residential buildings, including the rent-controlled Yucca-Argyle apartment complex. There won’t be an any affordable units in the new high-rise, but all of the unitswill be subject to the city’s rent stabilization ordinance, meaning yearly rent increases will be caped by the city.
25. Palladium Residences
6215 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
One of the most high-profile developments planned for Hollywood, this project would put two 30-story mixed-use towers directly behind the Palladium. The new high-rises would bring 731 apartments to the neighborhood, with 5 percent of the units set aside for low-income tenants, and they would put new retail and restaurant along Sunset Boulevard, El Centro Avenue, and Argyle Avenue.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Kilroy Realty Corp. (developers of the nearby Columbia Square project and the Academy Square project on De Longpre) have argued this project is too big for the neighborhood.
This project will bring 270 apartments and about 12,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space in a seven-story building to a site right across Sunset from the Palladium. Resident amenities are set to include a pool, a gym, a screening room, and a roof deck. It’s expected to be complete in 2021.
Once known for its low rents (thanks, rent control!) and its tight-knit community of artists and writers, the Villa Carlotta is now an extended-stay property—like a high-end AirBnb—where renters can stay for 30 days or more, paying rates of $11,900 per month for a two bedroom.
Dozens of tenants had already moved into this 23-story tower in 2014 when a legal ruling led to those tenants being booted. In order to reopen the high-rise to residents, developer CIM Group needs to get a new occupancy permit from the city. That requires conducting a new environmental impact report;CIM began that process in 2016, putting out a draft of the new report last year.
The project began construction late last year. It’s expected to take 27 months to complete.
30. 5750 Hollywood Blvd
5750 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
This unique seven-story, 161-unit apartment complex will be comprised of residential clusters connected to one another by sky bridges. Fourteen of the units will be set aside for low-income residents, and a subterranean garage will hold 271 parking spaces. Located right next to the 101 freeway, the site has been cleared for construction
This seven-story project from CIM Group would bring 375 residential units, 1,447 parking spots, and almost 265,000 square feet of retail space to the 5.3-acre site. Late last year, the project moved forward, getting a mandated traffic study underway.
The retail complex has been in limbo since 2014, when construction was halted after the project was sued over its height. The lawsuit argued that the area’s zoning allowed buildings no higher than 35 feet tall; the Target is 74 feet tall.
Right across from the unfinished shell of a lawsuit-beseiged Target, this apartment comp;ex will rise to six stories. It will hold 293 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments to the neighborhood—15 of them set aside for very low-income households—plus 33,000 square feet of commercial space along the street.