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Old 04-14-2016, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I was driving through Sunset Strip last night and saw huge towers under construction.
Right across from Pink Dot

It's this project
8490 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
CIM Group | Home / Investments / Sunset La Cienega

Mixed use project spanning two whole city blocks.
It's crazy because it hadn't been that long ago that I had been through that area and the towers seem to have just popped up.

I'm guessing this got approved since it's in West Hollywood which has it's own mayor , city council etc.

This is totally going to change the entire look of the sunset strip. Not sure if for better or worse .
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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What was "huge" about them? From the drawing you linked, it looks as though they are large, blocky type buildings perhaps with a lot of square footage.
Was that your impression from your street view? Massive square footage as in taking up an entire block each?
I was disappointed at that drawing because I was thinking in terms of skyscraper towers when I read your "huge" but height is not the only way to think in terms of "huge".
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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What was "huge" about them? From the drawing you linked, it looks as though they are large, blocky type buildings perhaps with a lot of square footage.
Was that your impression from your street view? Massive square footage as in taking up an entire block each?
I was disappointed at that drawing because I was thinking in terms of skyscraper towers when I read your "huge" but height is not the only way to think in terms of "huge".
Big and relatively tall for the area. But no not like Manhattan height.
Hard to tell from looking at the renderings online.
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:26 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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When I first heard about this construction I was excited to have more housing and shopping in my neck of the woods, but it's just luxury condos/apartments and boutique/high end fashion shops with little appeal to regular people.
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles, CA
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The area needs more developments like this, in my opinion. NIMBYs throttling residential development is only accelerating rent increases across the existing infrastructure.
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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New hotel going up at Sunset and Doheney.
I have been hearing about a hotel construction across from the Whiskey but that's been dragging on for years and years. People are making out like bandits doing the Air BnB thing so I can see how there is demand for new hotels.
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:33 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Here is a link to skyscraperpage's LA site. Page 351 halfway down is an aerial picture of Sunset Strip with the buildings under construction. It is a few months old.

LOS ANGELES | METRO Project Rundown 2.0 (non-downtown) - Page 351 - SkyscraperPage Forum
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:05 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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I was driving through Sunset Strip last night and saw huge towers under construction.
Right across from Pink Dot

It's this project
8490 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
CIM Group | Home / Investments / Sunset La Cienega

Mixed use project spanning two whole city blocks.
It's crazy because it hadn't been that long ago that I had been through that area and the towers seem to have just popped up.

I'm guessing this got approved since it's in West Hollywood which has it's own mayor , city council etc.

This is totally going to change the entire look of the sunset strip. Not sure if for better or worse .
hope they also get rid of the old/hideous low rise residential buildings across the street from it and put something nice there as well.

edit: this building -

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Old 04-14-2016, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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hope they also get rid of the old/hideous low rise residential buildings across the street from it and put something nice there as well.

edit: this building -
It's funny you mentioned that...I was looking at them just last night..and I noticed a bunch of the windows were boarded up..Not sure what the deal is with the building. Definitely a pretty run down structure in the middle of prime real estate.
Not sure if it's a condo or apt building.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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When I first heard about this construction I was excited to have more housing and shopping in my neck of the woods, but it's just luxury condos/apartments and boutique/high end fashion shops with little appeal to regular people.
Yeah , sounds like there will be a hotel there too.
More likely it will appeal to tourists and the shops will probably also be frequented by tourists as well.
I know it's been talked about for a while that there is a lack of hotels in the area....so it's not surprising a hotel will be built there.

Looks like the former House of Blues on Sunset will also be a hotel
New Look at the Hotel That Will Take Out the Sunset Strip House of Blues - Curbed LA

Again , nice for tourists with spending money ...but not much to see for locals.

The area of course has been high end in general for a while being right next to Beverly Hills..but looks like it's just be going more upscale in general.
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