You'd have to sleep under a rock in Topanga Canyon to not know that Hollywood is on fire right now. Add the Columbia Square project to the list of big new projects moving right now: it's set to start work in a few months. The redevelopment of the historic CBS Studios on Sunset was originally approved back in 2009 with a controversial 28-story tower (that height now looks like nothing compared to the two towers of the proposed Millennium Hollywood project). Developer Kilroy Realty Group acquired the project last fall and changed up the plans--when completed the new Columbia Square will feature a 22-story residential tower with 200 apartments, 33,000 square feet of retail, three renovated historic structures, two new office buildings totaling more than 330,000 square feet of space, and four and a half levels of underground parking (more than the city requires). Maybe it's the plentiful parking, but Kilroy says the community is supportive. That goodwill likely helped things move quickly.
· Columbia Square Archives [Curbed LA]
· Hooray for Hollywood Archives [Curbed LA]