Frequently Asked Questions
The proposed project is a mixed-use development with 410 residential units, 10,000 square feet of community-serving retail and a 9,300 square foot public plaza, with decorative art benches, creative lighting, updated paving materials, café-style seating and inviting landscaping, which will revitalize and energize the northwest corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. The project will consist of three buildings ranging from 6 stories to 26 stories.
The La Brea Building is 275 feet in height, the Boulevard Building is 88 feet in height and the Courtyard Building is 65 feet in height.
The project provides a variety of open space and recreational amenities. The project will feature an expansive outdoor public plaza at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue with outdoor dining, art benches, public art and assorted gathering spaces of approximately 9,300 square feet.
Private open space and recreational amenities available to project residents and guests would include an outdoor pool, roof decks, a gym, a conference center, media room, a business center, lobby and private balconies.
First, an extensive traffic study is being prepared to analyze project impacts and recommend methods to improve traffic.
Furthermore, from the project site, it is less than a 7-minute walk to the Metro Hollywood/Highland rail station. Our marketing data shows that many of the project residents, visitors and employees would use local transportation to and from the site. Additionally, the project will implement a traffic demand management plan that will promote the use of alternative transportation such as mass-transit, ride and bicycle sharing and walking to reduce automobile trips.
Yes. The design team is in communication with MTA authorities. The plans will meet all of the MTA’s requirements to ensure that the project will not endanger the subway or vice versa. Furthermore, it should be noted that the subway runs only under a small portion of the site, in the far north-east corner.
Based on the preliminary fault map recently issued by the State of California, the proposed development is not located in a fault zone. Both LeFrak and Kennedy Wilson are committed to careful and extensive analysis of any potential seismic issues. A highly qualified geologist has been retained to assess seismic issues, if any, for the proposed development. Although the Property is outside of the Hollywood fault zone, and therefore no further investigation is required, trenching will be conducted as an additional precaution.
- General Plan Amendment from “Medium Residential to “Regional Center” (with corresponding amendment to Community Plan Land Use Map footnotes)
- Zone Change from R3-1 to C4-2
- Site Plan Review
- Vesting Parcel Map
- Conditional Use Permit for Alcohol
With the Hollywood Heritage description in mind, we turned to other highly regarded sources for historical input. The City recently completed an environmental impact report for the Hollywood Community Plan area, the property again was not selected as a historic resource. Additionally, the property does not meet the required significance criteria based on architecture, design, craftsmanship or association with important historic events or individuals. The property does not meet the criteria to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, nor the California Register of Historical Resources, or to be designated a City of Los Angles Historic Cultural Monument.
We anticipate construction will begin in 2016. It is estimated that construction would take approximately 24 months.
Yes, we will recycle and reuse concrete, stone, fixtures and plantings that were removed during demolition.
Yes. The project will provide parking in excess of City code requirements to ensure no spillover parking impacts occur on surrounding streets and neighborhoods.
Construction, utility, and shade shadow impacts will all be analyzed in an Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) prepared for the project. The EIR will be circulated to the public for a 45-day comment period.