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    N Sierra Bonita ‘Hell House’ Finally Gets Demolished in West Hollywood

    The property at 1030 N Sierra Bonita Ave was demolished this morning at approximately 10 a.m. An excavator was on-site, tearing down what remained of the burned-down building that had been the source of controversy amid allegations that the empty house and its apartment complex in the back were allegedly being used as a drug den.

    A massive fire on Thanksgiving night put neighbors in danger and resulted in one neighboring apartment complex suffering structural damage. The fire destroyed portions of both the front house and the back structure on the property, as well as a neighboring apartment. Block by Block security ambassadors were stationed at the empty house after local residents complained that the property was attracting trespassers and being used as an alleged drug den.

    1030 N Sierra Bonita being demolished – WEHO TIMES
    1030 N Sierra Bonita being demolished – WEHO TIMES

    In response to safety concerns, the City of West Hollywood took the following steps to secure the property:

    • The City of West Hollywood issued a “Notice and Order to Demolish Unsafe Structures” to the property owner. The Notice and Order also includes that the owner immediately provide 24/7 on-site security.
    • The City of West Hollywood confirmed that the property owner secured private security on-site 24/7. As a result, the City of West Hollywood’s security services have been removed. City of West Hollywood staff will be checking the property at different times to ensure security is being maintained. If the property owner fails to comply with providing on-site security at any time, the City of West Hollywood will do so through its Block-by-Block services.
    • The property owner is required to obtain a demolition permit from the City of West Hollywood authorizing the demolition of the unsafe structures and complete the demolition by January 5, 2024.
    • Additionally, if the owner does not comply with the issued Notice and Order, the City of West Hollywood will pursue a nuisance abatement on the property. This is a legal process that allows the City of West Hollywood to access private property and perform the work needed to bring the property into compliance.
    • The City of West Hollywood will have a tentative goal of completing all work on the property if a nuisance abatement process is initiated by February 5, 2024. This date is tentative and could be extended should the property owner legally contest the action the City of West Hollywood would be taking under a nuisance abatement.
    • The City of West Hollywood’s Community Services Department is keeping community members/area neighbors apprised with as much information as is possible as this process unfolds.

    Neighbor Stefanie LaHart was overjoyed by the demolition of the space, although she lamented that the property owners chose to tear down a palm tree inside the space. “So sad they killed this beautiful palm tree,” she posted on her Instagram account. “Thank you, FMB Developer, for your disregard for the house and this majestic palm tree.”

    A security guard was still stationed across the street from the property as the demolition of the space was underway.

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    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Natasha
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    3 months ago

    What took so long? This should have happened a long time ago. This lot is owned by an irresponsible developer and the city looked the other way even after many complaints.

    Weho artist
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    3 months ago

    Where is that Linkedin, Natasha? I’m waiting for you to prove your claim.

    Jerome Cleary
    Jerome Cleary
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    3 months ago

    Did Carrie‘s hand pop out of the ground and grab onto Amy Irving‘s wrist as Amy was putting down a bouquet of flowers?

    Mary Perreira
    Mary Perreira
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    3 months ago

    I watched on my street. Good riddons!

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