Echo Park mixed-user on Sunset Boulevard slowing inching forward

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It’s been a while since we heard from an Echo Park project—a relatively large one for this neighborhood—that has been in the works for at least four years. But the silence is over.

Last week, the planning department published the development’s final environmental impact report, signaling some forward movement on what was once called Sunset Gateway.

The project, which is called Sunset Everett in planning documents, is slated to rise on a long, roughly 2.5-acre property along Sunset Boulevard at Everett Street.

It would replace the former Reliable Do It Center hardware store with 204 studio, one-, and two-bedrooms apartments across two buildings rising four and five stories, respectively.

The design by KTGY Architecture + Planning calls for rooftop terraces and balconies for residents, as well as shared open space.

The new development would hold over 11,300 square feet of retail space on its ground floor and six small-lot homes, set to rise along Everett Street. The small-lot homes would have a total of 12 parking spaces; the apartment building would have 294 parking spots, plus parking for 232 bicycles. This is more parking and considerably more retail space than the last version of the project we saw in 2014.

Though there’s no official start date in the report, Canadian developers Aragon Properties do anticipate a 21-month construction period.

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