Back in May, Harridge Development Group revealed that they'd be adding to the historic Crossroads of the World site in Hollywood to turn it into a seven-acre mixed-use project—in the works are plans for three big towers (a 31-story hotel, a 32-story apartment tower, and a 30-story condo tower), as well as office and retail space tucked along a pedestrian paseo. Now a new environmental report (via Urbanize LA) drops new details and a breakdown of what to expect from the four parcels of the land that make up this development, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Rios Clementi Hale Studios.
The Crossroads project will span four parcels of land, each with a different focus—residential, office space, or hotel space. All put together, the developers say the new Crossroads will bring a total of 1,432,000 square feet of residential, hotel, retail, restaurant, office, and entertainment space.
Let's see how the parcels break down:
Parcel A sits on a .9-acre lot on Selma Avenue just east of Highland. It'll hold a 32-story hotel with 308 guest rooms, a rooftop bar and lounge up top, and 10,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space down below.
Parcel B is the largest of the four, and will feature two exceedingly large towers and two smaller residential buildings, all bisected by a pedestrian paseo and 58,500 square feet of retail space. A 32-story, 390-foot tall tower at the intersection of Sunset and Las Palmas will hold 489 residential units, with 11,000 square feet of commercial space facing Sunset Boulevard. Just north of that tower will be a smaller residential building that will rise just six stories and have 123 rental units.
The other monster tower on Parcel B will sit at the intersection of Selma Avenue and Las Palmas and house 219,000 square feet of residential space, split among 190 condo units. At just 30 stories tall, it will be the smallest of all the towers in the Crossroads development. The 30-story condo building will also have its own neighboring six-story building just next door to the west. That residential building will house 70 rental units.
Parcel C includes the original, Streamline Moderne-style Crossroads of the World, built in 1936. Joining the historic structures will be two small office and retail buildings. One, on Sunset Boulevard, will feature 50,000 square feet of office space and 27,000 square feet of retail on three stories. The other, just north of that, will be a four-story building with 45,000 square feet of office space and 16,500 square feet of retail.
Parcel D is orphaned from the rest of the Crossroads development, sitting alone just north of Selma Avenue and Las Palmas. On this site will be a six-story structure with 78 rental units and 4,500 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.
Parking, a major sticking point for Hollywood developments, will be entirely underground with a total of 2,596 spots for cars and room for 1,281 bicycles.
There are still a few legal hoops to jump through before the project can break ground: the minor issues of alcohol and live entertainment permitting, and also the massive issue of getting the city to approve height district and zone changes to build those three behemoth towers. It seems the developers have built in a little time cushion to sort all this out, though, as construction is not expected to begin until at least 2018. Once started, the project is expected to take four years, with a completion date sometime in 2022.
· Details Revealed for Massive Crossroads Hollywood Development [Urbanize LA]
· Exclusive: Huge Redevelopment Planned For Hollywood's Famous Crossroads of the World [Curbed LA]