Sunset Gower Studios Development Revealed

Sunset Gower Studios Development Revealed

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Renderings have emerged for Hudson Pacific Properties' proposed expansion of the Sunset Gower Studios campus in Hollywood, courtesy of the community outreach platform coUrbanize (no relation).

The project, announced in December 2017, would raze approximately 160,000 square feet of existing floor area at the 16.5-acre property at 6050 Sunset Boulevard to make way for the construction of three new office buildings.  The completed development would add 467,000 square feet of office and production space to the studio, in addition to parking for up to 1,335 vehicles.

The highlight of the proposed development, which is being designed by Gensler, is a proposed 18-story, 300-foot-tall tower that would rise at the west side of Sunset Gower Studios' main entrance.  Renderings portray a glass-and-steel structure with multiple terrace decks and sawtooth windows.

The remaining office and production space would be located in five- and six-story buildings located toward the center of the property.  The proposed site plan for the Sunset Gower property also calls for the construction of new paseos, plazas, and courtyards.

An initial study circulated earlier this year by the City of Los Angeles indicates that the project could be built in multiple phases through the year 2028.  The project has not yet completed its environmental review process, nor has it received the approval of the Los Angeles City Council.

The Sunset Gower project, if completed, will lead to Hudson Pacific's third office tower along Sunset Boulevard - with a 14-story building already complete at Sunset Bronson Studios and a 13-story development under construction across the street.  The Brentwood-based firm has reason to be bullish about office space in Hollywood, with Netflix having already leased the entirety of its Sunset Bronson expansion and Viacom set up at Kilroy Realty's Columbia Square campus.

The Sunset Gower Studios lot dates back to 1918, when it was formed by Columbia Pictures founder Harry Cohn.  It has been production site for classic films such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and a number of popular television series.

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