8150 Sunset Blvd
New Recirculated DEIR alternative & renderings released for public review and comment
Comment period deadline is October 25, 2015.
Link to view new proposed alternative & renderings
You are invited to submit your written comments on the RP-DEIR to the Department of City Planning via email at: [email protected], or via regular mail using thecontact information provided below, until October 26, 2015. *Please reference City Case No. ENV-2013-2552-EIR in your comments..
To: Srimal Hewawitharana, Environmental Analysis Section, Department of City Planning, 200 N. Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, California 90012
from Architectural Record
Initial renderings of the $300 million development depict a cluster of five architecturally distinct buildings distributed across the 2.6- acre site around a central plaza. In total, the project will comprise 333,600 square feet, and have 249 residential units. One of the architects’ primary goals was to make the site as approachable as possible to invite the surrounding community in to shop, dine, or simply relax in the plaza.
Two concrete-framed residential volumes— an 11-story tower on the east edge and a 15-story tower on the west—will bookend the site. The taller building, to contain condominiums, is the more flamboyant of the pair, featuring a sculptural top of billowing glass with views to the iconic Château Marmont across the boulevard. “The glass portion for the expensive condominiums needed to have an identity,” Gehry explains, “but you don’t want to make one section look like the poor brother or something, so we integrated the forms.” They hope to accomplish this by using similar architectural tropes throughout—large punched windows, cascading terraces, and white materials.
The site’s central volume will contain two three-story penthouses and is the most unique, with a white, tubular facade (the developers are thinking cut limestone) that is evocative of a sea anemone.
The plan will be submitted for Environmental Impact Review this month, and, if all goes well, the developers hope to break ground late next year, or early 2017.
Click Here for Full Article from Architectural Record
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