Building plans have not been made available, but the Hanover Company definitely knows it will have to fall in line with neighborhood code—this isn’t their first foray into Hollywood. In 2012, their plan to build a 20-story structure nearby at Hollywood and Gower was shot down by the La Mirada Avenue Neighborhood Association over parking concerns. This new project boasts nearly 100 more apartments than the Hollywood/Gower project, and 5,200 square feet more retail space, so they may be on thin ice again. Especially since La Mirada and its lawyer Robert Silverstein have had even more success in the past few years in killing off development in the neighborhood (they’re behind that half-built Hollywood Target and the forced closure of the occupied Sunset Gordon apartment tower).
Meanwhile, plans are in place for several other projects nearby—a mixed-user next door to the Nickelodeon studios, and two towers up to 28 stories each to be built in the Palladium’s parking lots. —Jeff Wattenhofer
· More Apartments Over Retail on Sunset Boulevard [Urbanize LA]
· Hollywood’s Palladium Towers to Include Palladium Restoration [Curbed LA]