Mixed-Use Approved At 1485 Sunset Boulevard In Echo Park, Los Angeles

1485 Sunset Boulevard1485 Sunset Boulevard via AC Martin

A new mixed-use project survived appeal and is now approved for construction 1485 Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, Los Angeles. The project proposal includes the development of a residential-retail mixed-use project offering apartments, shops, and restaurants.

Champion Real Estate Company is the project developer. AC Martin is responsible for the designs.

1485 Sunset Boulevard Retail

1485 Sunset Boulevard Retail via AC Martin

In mid-2021, an application was submitted to the Planning Department seeking entitlements for a new 136-unit development at 1483-1503 Sunset Boulevard. The project had relied on Transit Oriented Communities incentives for its entitlement strategy, the use of which would require he developer to aside 15 of the proposed apartments as affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.

New scaled back plans propose 104 residential apartments with street-level stores nd restaurants. A smaller six-story will house the 104 units as a mix of studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments atop 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 101 parking stalls on two subterranean levels. As with the earlier iteration, Champion is relying on Transit-Oriented Community incentives to permit the construction of the building. Now 11 affordable units will be made available in the building.

1485 Sunset Boulevard Street-Level View

1485 Sunset Boulevard Street-Level View via AC Martin

Named Sunset & McDuff, the building will feature a façade of ribbed metal panels. The project includes outdoor amenity spaces at its podium and fifth floor levels, including a central courtyard with a swimming pool and a rooftop deck.

Construction of the project is expected to occur over 23 months, although a precise timeline for the build-out period is not specified.

1485 Sunset Boulevard View

1485 Sunset Boulevard View via AC Martin

The project’s hearing before the Commission came as a result of an appeal submitted by SAFER, an affiliate of Laborers International Union of North America Local 270 (LIUNA), which argued that the project should not have been granted entitlements, and should be subjected to further scrutiny under the California Environmental Quality Act. A staff response, citing a lack of evidence in the appeal, recommended denial.

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1 Comment on "Mixed-Use Approved At 1485 Sunset Boulevard In Echo Park, Los Angeles"

  1. 28 March 2023
    I’m interested, Do you have section 8 program?
    Please, leave me a message, when we will be able.to apply,
    I’m interesting low income program too.
    Thank you.

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