After two years of quiet, the LeFrak Organization is once again pushing forward with plans for a mixed-use development adjacent to the Attie Building in Hollywood.
The proposed Hollywood & Wilcox development, named for its location at the southeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue, calls for the construction of a mid-rise building containing 260 apartments with approximately 17,800 square feet of ground-floor retail, restaurant, and office space. Plans also call for 420 parking spaces to be located in five levels - two subterranean, one at-grade, and two above-grade.
GMPA Architects is designing the project, which features stepped buildings heights starting at two stories and eventually rising to a 15-story, 160-foot apex. The tiered roof levels would be used to create a series of terrace decks, providing open space for residents.
The two-story Attie Building, completed in 1931, features offices on its upper level and retail below. LeFrak intends to retain the building as commercial space while rehabilitating its exterior.
Construction of the Hollywood & Wilcox project is anticipated to occur over approximately 24 months. A final buildout is currently expected in or before 2023.
LeFrak has submitted the project for designation as an environmental leadership development project, a distinction which is reserved to developments budgeted at $100 million that meet certain criteria regarding environmental impact and sustainability. ELDP status is intended to guarantee that any lawsuit brought against a project through the California Environmental Quality Act be resolved within nine months. However, that guarantee has proven to be less than certain in the eight years since the program was adopted.
Hollywood & Wilcox is one of two large developments LeFrak has proposed for Hollywood Boulevard within the past five years. The other - the multi-building Horizon Hollywood project - stalled in 2015 after the church that it would have replaced was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
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