Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Condos coming to Sunset in Silver Lake [correction]

Site of planned condo complex

Site of planned condo complex

SILVER LAKE — There has not been much in the way of new construction on Sunset Boulevard in recent years. But now that appears to be changing. The owner of some vacant property on  Sunset and Micheltorena Street are preparing to build a 35-unit condominium complex on the site,  according to the Planning Department.

The owner is planning to subdivide the property, which would also contain two additional condos for commercial use as well as 85 parking spaces, according to the online summary. It appears that the condo site also includes property between the vacant lot and the Micheltorena public stairway that runs up the hillside.

The Eastsider has contacted representatives of the property owner for more details.

A few blocks west on Sunset, developer Frost/Chaddock is planning to build a trio of apartment buildings with more than 300 units.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said that the owner of the property was seeking permission earlier this year to subdivide the property to build the condo project based on online information provided by the Planning Department. However, that online information was incorrect and reflected an administrative error.  The city had already granted the necessary permissions to subdivide the property in 2008 and no new permissions are necessary, according to representatives to the owner.

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  1. Interesting to see 85 parking spaces crammed into that spot; hopefully those two commercial units will mean ground floor commercial spaces along the street. But based on the apartment building next door, this isn’t really out of character with the neighborhood.

    • Militant Hipster

      way out of character. The apartment next to is is affordable because it has NO parking (or very little) which drives the price down since rich people wont want to live there. This new unit could have 20 more affordable units with no parking for half of the space used by 85 spaces. That is insane. Silver Lake needs to attract NON-DRIVERS. People who use the abundant area transit and who use uber and bikes and walk in the neighborhood.

      • You are right; the more I think about it the 85 spots seems harder to work out. Those homes above the lot better be ready for some damage from all that excavation, too.
        Renderings needed…

  2. and the hits just keep on coming. WeHo here we come. Next will be the giant billboards and a PF Changs.

  3. The neighborhood certainly could use more housing… but with that much subterranean parking, they won’t be remotely affordable.

  4. 32? Seriously? Idiots.

    I drive past this intersection on my commute home every day. This is gonna suck.

  5. It already sucks. 6? 16? 32? A few more units won’t make much of a difference. We need more housing. The more the better I say.

  6. Whoever moves there will not use the parking because this intersection already sucks. Not a great idea to an already overpopulated few blocks.

  7. I’m usually pro-development, but unless this building incorporates retail in some mixed use fashion, these buildings will only exacerbate the problems of LA, namely separating people and places of leisure, commerce or entertainment by an order of driving distances . I agree with one commenter who said to eliminate parking, but unfortunately that’ll never happen in auto-centric LA as typical zoning requires 1.5 parking spots per dwelling in residential development.

    Anything is better than a dirt lot so close to the city center, but I hope this intended development incorporates the typography and open space in a meaningful way. A an angled hillside complex with greenspace and terraced open space would be awesome.

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