The former AutoZone in Los Feliz has bit the dust, and a controversial mixed-use development is ready to rise in its place.
Since 2014, Burbank-based developer Chandler Partners has sought to redevelop the wedge-shaped property at Hollywood Boulevard and Hillhurst Avenue with a five-story building called "City Lights," featuring 202 apartments, approximately 14,725 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 372 parking spaces.
The project, designed by VTBS Architects, is portrayed as a contemporary low-rise structure, similar to many recent multifamily residential developments. Architectural plans show a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as common amenities including two courtyards and two roof decks.
The proposed development has been subject to some pushback from the surrounding neighborhood - most notably in the form of a Change.org petition to former Councilmember Tom LaBonge seeking to reject the project. The petition, which was signed by 1,344 people, did not ultimately halt construction - and LaBonge has since been termed out of office.
Chandler Partners' project is joined by a proposal from Frost/Chaddock Developers to construct two apartment buildings and one hotel a few blocks south along Sunset Boulevard.
- Los Feliz (Urbanize LA)