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    Public Hearing for Viper Room Redevelopment at 8850 Sunset Blvd is Set for April 18

    A West Hollywood Planning Commission notice of a public hearing for the Viper Room redevelopment at 8850 Sunset Boulevard has been posted for Thursday, April 18, 2024, starting at 6:30 p.m.. The hearing will take place at West Hollywood Public Library, Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

    The hearing is a request to demolish the existing commercial buildings and associated site improvements and redevelop the 0.92-acre site with an eleven-story, approximately 269,263-gross-square-foot (approx. 228,026 FAR square-foot), and up to 161-foot tall, mixed-use hotel and residential development with one digital billboard, one static billboard and 232 underground parking spaces. The commercial component includes 90 hotel guestrooms, meeting rooms, outdoor pools, five restaurant/café spaces, bar/lounge, personal services (Wellness Center/Spa), retail space, and nightclub (Viper Room). The residential component includes 78 rental apartments (including 16 affordable units), indoor amenity space, and an outdoor pool with terrace.

    Requests include Sunset Specific Plan and Zoning Map Amendments, Development Agreement, Demolition, Development, Conditional Use, Administrative and Sign Permits, and Vesting Tentative Tract Map.

    8850 Sunset Blvd

    Highlights include:

    • Reflects the City’s commitment to diversity, equity, sustainability and reactivation of the Sunset Strip
    • Elegant, modern design by the internationally acclaimed architecture firm, Arquitectonica, drives the renaissance of the Sunset Strip as the epicenter of culture and innovation in Southern California
    • West Hollywood’s first five star boutique hotel
    • A reimagined Viper Room preserves a local legend for generations to come
    • Visionary public plaza and widened sidewalks reactivate the iconic Sunset Strip as a pedestrian-oriented, urban gathering place
    • Well-appointed new affordable and market rental homes help meet the region’s housing demands and builds a sense of community
    • 21st century sustainability inside and out replaces outdated, less-efficient buildings with LEED standard design and native, drought tolerant landscaping
    • A new rooftop conference/event space provides meeting options for groups of all sizes – making West Hollywood one of the most desired locations for meetings and gatherings
    • Significantly increases city tax revenues, enhancing West Hollywood’s exceptional city services
    • Creates new living wage jobs for underserved communities reflecting West Hollywood’s commitment to social and economic justice
    • A central breezeway/paseo leads through the building to a tranquil-urban park area creating an oasis from the Sunset Blvd.

    To learn more on the redevelopment, visit: https://8850sunsetboulevard.com/.

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    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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    Cinnamon
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    7 days ago

    We don’t need more highrises and traffic on Sunset. I’m not opposed to development but not this behemoth.

    Ameliazc
    Ameliazc
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    16 days ago

    This is an incredibly historic block! This “redevelopment” will gut the heart of Sunset Blvd. What are y’all smoking?

    Andrew Solomon
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    Reply to  Ameliazc
    14 days ago

    theres no historical designation on the block. there are two liquor stores 100 ft away from each other. the viper room is being rebuilt and put back into the finished development.

    Semantics
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    Reply to  Andrew Solomon
    13 days ago

    If you tear the viper room, there is no “putting it back.” If it’s knocked down, it’s gone. You can build a different building and put the same font or even the exact same sign, but you’ve ended the existence of the actual place. When LA loses tourism revenue in a few years, it will be because the city has allowed the continued destruction of historically significant places like TVP and much of the Strip in general. Have some respect for what makes Los Angeles great- its culture, which is rapidly disappearing because developers need overpriced “mixed use” spaces to… Read more »

    Alan Strasburg
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    Reply to  Semantics
    13 days ago

    There are people who buy an old farmhouse in Tuscany, and there are people who try to build a Tuscan farmhouse in Beverly Hills. The re-creation of the classic will always be a forgery.

    Natasha
    Natasha
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    Reply to  Ameliazc
    12 days ago

    This will be torn down because the Unite union wants more hotel jobs.

    The Real Zam
    The Real Zam
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    17 days ago

    Let’s get this approved already! The current buildings have been a blight on the neighborhood for decades.

    sam
    sam
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    17 days ago

    These public hearings are a waste of time. West Hollywood staff holds private meetings with these developers and everything is negotiated prior to the public hearings. I have yet to see one of these projects denied at a hearing. Just look at the statements city staff provides for this development. Not one point why this project should not happen. What I would ask is does this developer actually have all financing lined up to start development immediately or will this be like every other large development that take years to begin construction.

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    17 days ago

    Build it! Vast improvement over what is currently there.

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