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Hollywood development near Capitol Records gets a new design

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The tower has been reduced to 20 stories

A tall building with multiple windows. There is a street in front of it. Office of Planning and Research

A major new project planned for Hollywood has been substantially redesigned, as state planning documents reveal.

The documents (spotted by Urbanize LA) show off a new look for a mixed use project developer Champion Real Estate Company is seeking to build at the intersection of Yucca Street and Argyle Avenue, close to the Capitol Records building.

In 2015, plans for the project called for a 32-story tower with residences, hotel rooms, and commercial space. All of the latter features will be included in the new design, but the project, as designed now, would be divided up between a 20-story tower and a four-story building next door.

Together, the two structures will include 210 residential units, 136 hotel rooms, and 12,500 square feet of commercial space.

In order to build the project, multiple residential structures already on the site will have to be demolished, including a single-family home, a duplex, and a rent-controlled apartment complex. Residents of the apartments have fought the project fiercely, establishing a group called Save Yucca Argyle and expressing support for the Measure S ballot measure, which would have imposed a moratorium on projects like this one that require city-approved zoning changes.

Previous plans for the project called for 39 affordable units—nearly equal to the 40 units included in the apartment complex that would be razed to clear space for the development. It's not clear if those units will be included in the latest version of the project. The planning documents submitted to the state don't mention an affordable component.

As Urbanize LA notes, the project developers have applied for a streamlined environmental review that could speed up the project's approval. If planning staff and city officials give the project the go-ahead, construction could begin by 2018.