Trimmed down tower on Sunset in Hollywood inches toward approval

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The latest project from Hudson Pacific Properties is a 15-story office building on Sunset Boulevard at Bronson Avenue just west of the 101 freeway in Hollywood, and it’s moving to the City Council for final approval Wednesday after clearing the planning and land use committee this week.

The tower was proposed as 18 stories, but neighbors complained about the size, so Hudson chopped it to 15 by eliminating some parking. At that height, it would reach 240 feet. The building would go up on a 1.55-acre parking lot, abutting some two-story, Spanish-style bungalows, and it would have 26,000 square feet of retail on the ground level.

A rendering shows above-ground parking topped with offices. The office floors have varying heights and widths, a glassy facade and quite a bit of greenery.

Despite the tower’s shorter height, Jason Vogel, who owns neighboring property, told the committee, “it’s too much building … it’s gargantuan.”

Hudson is also responsible for building the Icon Tower, a 14-story office building that has been leased to Netflix. Visible from the 101, it’s nearing completion on the opposite sides of Sunset and Bronson.

The newer project is at 5901 Sunset Boulevard, and Chris Pearson, a manager with Hudson Pacific, told Curbed that if approved, construction is scheduled to start in early 2017 with an opening date planned for early 2019.

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