It's been ages since we last heard from developer Frost/Chaddock about its huge plans for Sunset Junction, comprising three mixed-users with a total of about 310 units and 16,000 square feet of retail. But F/C recently held a neighborhood meeting and shared freshly-tweaked renderings by Killefer Flammang for 4301 Sunset (site of the eyesore Bates Motel), 4100 Sunset (site of the 4100 Bar), and 4000 Sunset (site of a row of shops that F/C demolished back in 2011). Kanner Architects had also designed one of the buildings, but is no longer involved.
F/C's James Frost tells us that 4100 Sunset will feature a public plaza at the corner of Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards, as well as a big oak tree (he says the city demanded more parking at this mixed-user, which they agreed to at great cost). Locals were clamoring for an arts or music conservancy at 4000 Sunset and the project will have a community room that can be used as such. F/C also promises public art at each project, Zipcar spaces, and short- and long-term bike parking and service stations.
Frost could not provide a timeline for groundbreaking, which may frustrate those anxious to see that ridiculously gross Bates Motel get the heave-ho. While the environmental impact report is finished and financing is shored up, Frost says he will whitewash the motel and work to add an art installation there for the time being. As far as lingering community resentment over the retail at 4000 Sunset being demolished, Frost says he went through the proper channels for the demo and that the stores were in disrepair and subject to regular flooding.