The $54 million mixed-use development slated for a spot next to the historic Earl Carroll Theatre in Hollywood broke ground today and is expected to be complete in December 2019, announced McCormick Construction, the general contractor on the project.
Developed by Essex Property Trust, the seven-story Essex Hollywood will bring 200 new apartments to the neighborhood and create 4,700 square feet of street-level retail space along Sunset Boulevard near Vine Street.
The complex will have two levels of underground parking as well as a dog park, swimming pool, gym, and rooftop deck.
The complex will also feature a new paseo running between the Essex and the Earl Carroll, allowing for pedestrians to move between Sunset Boulevard and Leland Avenue.
The project includes the restoration of the Earl Carroll Theatre. Built in 1938, the theater received Historic-Cultural Monument status in December. The venue was once a tony supper club with dining, dancing and stage shows. Its success spurred other entertainment venues to pop up nearby, like the Florentine Gardens and the Hollywood Palladium. Essex nominated the one-time supper club building for landmark status.