IMT Capital, the new owners of the iconic Sunkist Building are proposing a Massive Development and Building project. They are requesting numerous significant variances to current zoning codes affecting the property. The large numbers involved in this project are sure to change the character of the surrounding neighborhood.
According to the Notice of Draft Environmental Impact Report
<click to see full notice>
they will be adding:
—359,795 square feet of new construction.
—298 residential units (apartments), over 1,000 new people in 1 block area
—7,241 square feet of Retail/commercial type tenants including restaurants
—Variances to allow for alcohol sales
—1,345 parking spaces on the property
There will be a meeting on
Tuesday July 15, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Sunkist Building.
The intention of this meeting will be to determine the factors that will need to be investigated in the Envronmental Impact Report (parking, traffic, environment, noise, and other factors).
It is important for the neighbors of this project to show up from the beginning. It is likely that this project will eventually be pushed through in some form but the magnitude of the changes should require significant measures be required of IMT in putting together their plans and in obtaining the necessary variances and permits.
The more involved and vocal the neighborhood is, the more responsive the City of LA and IMT will be in protecting the peace and enjoyment of our neighborhoods.