WeHo ‘Bird’s Nest Building’ In the Works on SMB

8623 Santa Monica Boulevard

The architect involved in the renovation of the building on Santa Monica Boulevard across from 24 Hour Fitness has finally lifted the tarp that covers it, at least virtually.

A drawing provided by George Kelly, who is working with project developer Fred Roshan, shows a 10-foot recessed patio enclosed by a glass railing on the building’s facade. Steel posts extending from the roof canopy down to the second story will give the building a “very light, airy, bird’s nest feel,” Kelly said.

The project has involved removing half of the building, which is at 8623 Santa Monica Blvd. near Westbourne and adding a third story. It is not clear when construction will be completed. Kelly said the building will be a perfect location for small businesses with four to five employees.

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George Kelly
George Kelly
6 years ago

No restaurants are coming here. Just a running shoe store (Front Runners) and Tracy Anderson personal trainer. So says the bird nest of WeHo Architect.

Professor Shivers
Professor Shivers
6 years ago

Hey, they did the same thing with Connie and Ted’s–essentially leaving 1 2×4 and NEVER HAVING A PUBLIC HEARING, especially concerning parking. Now their employees sit along all the nearby curbs on Havenhurst and Norton while on break smoking and talking on their phones, and my visitors have to drive around for a half hour trying to find parking. Thank you city council and Czar Arevalo (sp?).

Riley
Riley
6 years ago

Welcome to WEHO, the Sneaky City: Your City, Our Vision.

Michael
Michael
6 years ago

Snarkygal this quote was direct from the contractor building the project.

Brad
Brad
6 years ago

I would say more than half the previous building was torn down. The developer essentially tore down the previous building [a long-vacant salon building] while leaving minimal 2’x4′ framing up from the previous building along part of the building’s perimeter, which presumably allowed the developer to position this for planning/permit purposes (and maybe property tax purposes) as a renovation/remodel rather than a new building.

Snarkygal
Snarkygal
6 years ago

Where are these quotes coming from, Michael?

Michael
Michael
6 years ago

How is possible that this happened (30% more square footage and a clear desire for retail and food ) with no review and or change of use. The developer always hoped for a Resturant even before the project was started yet the contractor swore up and down that none was planned.”its an office building” “we dont even have a gas line installed so there can be no Resturant” I am all for new development but it is frustrating and counter productive to a community if there is no positive involvement in the process. Sneaky sneaky sneaky