Another high-rise office building is in the works for Hollywood, according to plans submitted yesterday to the City of Los Angeles.
The project, called Sunset + Wilcox, would rise from an approximately 1.7-acre property at 6450 Sunset Boulevard, replacing a Staples office supply store, as well as a series of small commercial buildings and surface parking lots. Plans call for the construction of a 14-story tower containing approximately 445,158 square feet of office above 12,141 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Gensler is designing Sunset + Wilcox, which would use tiered building heights to provide terrace decks at each level - highlighted by a 10,000-square-foot space at the sixth floor called Campus Commons. The building culminates in a mass-timber crown framing two penthouse floors.
Parking for the tower would be provided within three subterranean levels and two above-grade levels.
The project applicant, Seward Partners, LLC, is an affiliate of Millennium Partners - the company which is behind the $1-billion Hollywood Center development adjacent to the Pantages Theatre.
“With the majority of this underutilized site being surface parking, Sunset + Wilcox provides a tremendous opportunity to further Hollywood’s ongoing transformation into a true live-work neighborhood,” said Mario Palumbo, managing director of Seward Partners in a news release. “Hollywood is world- renowned for its association with the entertainment industry, and the demand for new creative office space in the area is substantial.”
The proposed development joins a series of high-rise buildings slated to remake Sunset Boulevard in the near future, including the $1-billion Crossroads Hollywood complex, a proposed Art Deco hotel at Cahuenga Boulevard, and an apartment tower which would replace the current home of Amoeba Music.
Hollywood office space has been in short supply in recent years, as media companies return to the historic center of the film and television industry. Companies such as Netflix and Viacom have recently set up shop in new developments from Hudson Pacific Properties and Kilroy Realty Corporation.
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