Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes, New Update on RAD Sunset
Tuesday, January 24--RAD Sunset project developer Bob D’Elia has revised the development slated for the current home of the MTA bus yard on Main Street. The changes to the project come in the final week before the Los Angeles City Planning Commission is set to hear and decide on the project.
Buildings bordering the Thornton, Sunset and Main Street will not appear above 35 feet when viewed from street level. Those buildings will step up to 45 feet high deeper into the project.
Alongside Pacific, project buildings will appear as 36 to 38 feet high as seen from street level. Their total height however, will be 45 feet as the first floor will start below street level.
D’Elia will include a system aimed to encourage contractors to hire ‘at-risk’ youths and Venice residents. D’Elia has stated that a work force that includes 20% of such hires is a goal, but cannot commit outright to it.
Other features for the site include an art component “whereby local artists will have the opportunity to display their artwork for several months at a time.” Decisions on installation will be shared between onsite property owners, and arts and community organizations.
For other project features, such as a new component offering “work force housing” see the story below.