The three-building string of buildings that developer Frost/Chaddock has been planning for a few years now just put out its draft environmental impact report. Representatives for F/C tell Curbed that among the required “Alternatives” section in the environmental document is an option that the developers are strongly considering: replacing one of the mixed-use buildings with a boutique hotel.
The Junction Gateway project as it’s presented in the environmental documents would add nearly 300 units and about 26,000 square feet of a variety of uses from creative offices to restaurants to a gym. The project would spread that all out across three buildings along Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake—4000 Sunset (where a F/C demolished a row of shops back in 2011), 4100 Sunset (site of the 4100 Bar), and 4311 Sunset (the old Bates motel site). 4000 Sunset was also the site that was almost the site of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.
But now, F/C says, they’re starting to consider tweaking the plan a bit. Via email, F/C tells Curbed, “After hearing positive feedback from the community over the past several months on this [boutique hotel] idea, Frost Chaddock has begun exploring a hotel more seriously and is excited to hear more input from stakeholders regarding this alternative .”
The environmental doc roughly outlines how the hotel would work. The potential hotel site for the hotel is 4000 Sunset, and under this option, a 94-room hotel with 4,000 square feet of restaurant space would go on the site instead of 84 residential units and about 11,200 square feet of a mix of creative offices, restaurant, retail, and community space.
Though the environmental docs don’t mention a height for the potential hotel, F/C reps say the height would be the same as the five-story mixed-use building previously planned for the site. The hotel alternative wouldn’t affect the plans for the other two buildings in the project, which would remain unchanged.
Frost/Chaddock reps say for now, they’re focusing on the comment period for the draft environmental report, but that if Silver Lakers are interested in the hotel option, we might be hearing more about it in the future.
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