Developer Crescent Heights has cleared a major obstacle in its bid to construct a high-rise development behind the Hollywood Palladium.
On November 13, the California Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation seeking to block the construction of two mixed-use towers on what is now a parking lot fronting El Centro, Selma, and Argyle Avenues. As a result, an August ruling by the 2nd District Court of Appeal in favor of the City of Los Angeles will stand.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which is headquartered in a neighboring high-rise building, opposed the Palladium development as it moved through the City's entitlement process, and took its fight to the court system after Crescent Heights obtained approvals in 2016. The non-profit organization, a frequent foe of large developments in the Hollywood area, had argued to that the City of Los Angeles made procedural errors during the approval process and should be prohibited from granting a general plan amendment for the project.
The proposed development, called the Palladium Residences, would consist of twin 28-story towers at 6215 Sunset Boulevard - directly behind the concert venue from which the project takes its name. Plans call for a total of 730 housing units in addition to ground-floor retail and amenities.
Renderings depict a pair of modern glass-and-steel towers with curving footprints and a gridded facade. The buildings, originally designed by Stanley Saitowitz, adopt many features from the Streamline Moderne Palladium.
The project is the largest in a recent string of high-rise developments along Sunset Boulevard, including multiple office buildings at Sunset Bronson Studios and a controversial apartment tower at the former site of the Spaghetti Factory restaurant.
- Palladium Residences (Urbanize LA)