Monday, December 15, 2014

Hollywood Cherokee Apartments Get a Redesign

A draft environmental impact report recently published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning has unveiled a new look for the proposed Hollywood Cherokee Apartments.  The mixed-use development from Los Angeles-based Champion Real Estate is slated for a 1.14-acre parking lot located just north of Hollywood Boulevard, between Las Palmas and Cherokee Avenues.

The Hollywood Cherokee complex entails a four-to-six-story building, featuring 224 studio, one-and-two-bedroom units above nearly 1,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space.  Twenty-four of the building's residential units would be reserved for very-low income individuals.

Plans call for a standard array of residential amenities, including a gym, a swimming pool, a rooftop deck and a community room.  The apartments would also offer parking accommodations for up to 305 vehicles and 252 bicycles, contained within a four-level, partially underground garage.

The project, which is being designed by Torrance-based Withee Malcolm Architects, would be similar in appearance and scale to its surrounding structures.  An elevation plan included with the DEIR indicates that the building would rise no higher than 80 feet above grade.  Exterior finishes would include aluminum, wood veneer and painted stucco.

Champion Real Estate currently anticipates that the Hollywood Cherokee Apartments will be built over a period 19 months between 2015 and 2017.  That construction timeline may place the project in overlap with an adjacent hotel development from CIM Group.  The proposed hotel, slated for the opposite side of Cherokee Avenue, would consist of 181 guest rooms and nearly 19,000 square feet of ground-level retail and restaurant space.

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