In Hollywood, demolition is underway a string of single-story commercial structures on Sunset Boulevard - including the former home of Meltdown Comics - clearing the way for the construction of two mixed-use buildings.
The properties - located at 7500 and 7550 Sunset Boulevard - are owned by local real estate investment firm Faring, which has obtained entitlements for a pair of low-rise buildings containing more than 200 apartments - including 20 units of very low-income housing - with ground-floor retail uses and basement parking.
The Sunset Lofts and Sunset Regency Residences, which were approved as a part of a single project in 2018, are depicted in illustrations as a pair of stone-clad five-story structures. Upper level setbacks would be used to provide a series of amenity decks for residents.
The eastern development - located at 7500 Sunset - will have a triangular footprint due to the remnants of the Pacific Electric Railway. The intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Gardner Street once served as a junction between the Red Car system's Hollywood Line and Laurel Canyon Shuttle.
Other developments planned along the surrounding stretch of Sunset Boulevard include a proposed Frank Gehry-designed complex at Crescent Heights Boulevard.
Faring, which is based out of neighboring West Hollywood, is developing a slew of similar mixed-use and commercial developments in its hometown, including a proposed hotel at the site of the historic Factory nightclub and a new office building slated to rise next to the French Market.
- 7500 Sunset Boulevard (Urbanize LA)