Rendering: MVE + Partners

A surface parking lot situated along a trendy stretch of Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake could be replaced with an 82-unit apartment building featuring four ground-floor commercial spaces.

Located at 3209-3227 West Sunset Boulevard, the proposed development site is steps away from neighborhood attractions including the Micheltorena Stairs, Sunset Junction, Silver Lake Farmers’ Market and The Satellite. Future residents will be spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants, coffee shops and bars with hotspots like Night + Market Song, Intelligentsia and Bar Stella all within walking distance.

The project was put forth by an LLC associated with RYDA, a Los Angeles-based real estate development company. The proposal calls for a seven-story, mixed-use residential building consisting of 44 studios, 24 one-bedroom and 14 two-bedroom units. Eight apartments would be set aside for very low-income households, representing 14 percent of the total unit count. 

The ground floor would house three commercial spaces and a two-story restaurant. Upstairs on the mezzanine level, there would also be three leasable offices. All in all, the building’s commercial component would encompass 8,030 square feet. A robotic parking structure would supply 70 residential spaces, although the applicant is seeking a waiver to reduce the number of required commercial spaces to zero.

The residential component would include a ground-floor lobby and leasing office, plus bicycle storage and repair rooms on the mezzanine level. The second floor would feature an indoor fitness center and lounge, both of which would open onto a 1,625-square-foot outdoor terrace with a free weights and stretching area, yoga deck, bistro tables, and an outdoor meeting table. An expansive, open-air roof deck is proposed for the sixth floor, complete with fire pits, lounge seating, a covered dining area, bar seating and a living wall.

Designed by MVE + Partners, the modern mid-rise would be clad in white and gray cement plaster and wood-look siding, accented with dark-trimmed aluminum windows and glass balcony guardrails. The commercial spaces would be framed by neutral-colored tile and include prominent signage and large windows. 

In the neighborhood, leasing is now underway at Vica Silver Lake, Junction 421 and 1048 Manzanita.

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