Brace, Sunset Junction, there is a gamechanger in the works that'll cover quite a bit of the Sunset/Santa Monica Blvd. area. Developer Frost/Chaddock has filed paperwork to start the environmental review process for a project that would include the demolition of the 4100 Bar and the much-loathed Bates Motel, and the development of mixed-use rental housing. Frost/Chaddock already knocked down a little row of shops in September (rather by surprise) on the south side of Santa Monica Blvd., right by Sunset. The project planned for that site is "by right," meaning it won't need any zoning variances that would require City Council approval; a source in the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council tells us all the rest of the planned projects are also by right. The source adds that Frost/Chaddock is not required to put together an environmental impact *report (not review as previously written), but is doing one voluntarily.
According to the filing regarding the environmental impact review, F/C's project covers three sites. Site one includes 4000-4038 Santa Monica Blvd. (the former home of the shops), 1069 Sanborn Ave. (behind the shops), and land on Manzanita, to the west down Santa Monica. Site two includes 4100 Sunset Blvd. and other land on Manzanita around the 4100 Bar. Site three covers the Bates Motel (actually called the Sunset Pacific) and adjacent property on Effie St.
According to the EIR filing, Frost/Chaddock plans to "remove all existing structures on 3 sites and develop a cumulative total of 311 apartment units with 16,303 sf. retail and restaurant space. We hear there are renderings already and have a call into F/C's project rep for more.
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