The West Hollywood North Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting Tuesday to review a proposed mixed-use project for 8555 Santa Monica Blvd. at West Knoll that has sparked criticism from nearby residents and the adjacent Ramada Plaza hotel.
The building is a project of Soto Capital LP, which is connected with Behnam Soroudi, who also has extensive real estate interests through his Ruby Group, Harper Enterprises and other companies. The architect is DFH Architects.
Local architect Ric Abramson, who lives in the neighborhood, will be at the meeting to answer questions about the project.
An announcement of the meeting notes the complexity of the project, which will be five stories tall with 34,000 square feet of commercial space. It will have 12 “live-work” units, designed for people who work from home, and 97 residential units, 22 of which will be set aside for moderate- and low-income residents.
“While many of us have seen the renderings, there is much more inside the building which will transform our neighborhood, such as restaurant(s), offices, parking garages and over 100 apartments,” says the announcement. “With all these moving parts, it’s hard to imagine what our neighborhood transformation will ultimately look like!”
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. this coming Tuesday at the conference room at the Ramada Plaza, which is located at 8585 Santa Monica Blvd. just west of West Knoll.