Design Review Subcommittee Will Consider 8850 Sunset Project Thursday

Illustration of the project proposed for 8850-8878 Sunset Blvd. (Morphosis Architects)

The West Hollywood Planning Commission’s Design Review Subcommittee on Thursday will review plans for a 15-story, two tower hotel and residential complex at 8850 Sunset Blvd.

Slated to encompass the entire block on the southern side of Sunset between Larrabee Street and San Vicente Boulevard, the 369,000 square-foot project will be 200 feet tall, as measured from the lowest point on the site, and 185 feet tall from the Sunset Boulevard side. The designer of the project is Culver City-based Morphosis Architects, which is headed by award-winning architect Thomas Mayne.

Another view of Illustration of the project proposed for 8850-8878 Sunset Blvd. (Morphosis Architects)

It will have ground-level retail and restaurants while a hotel in the western tower will have 115 guest rooms. The eastern tower will have 31 luxury condominiums plus 10 units set aside for low-income residents. With a 100-foot-wide opening in the middle separating floors three through 14, the two towers will be connected on the top (15th) floor, which will have a restaurant and bar open to the public.

The virtual meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m.  Those interested in participating can click on this Zoom link.

If you want to speak during the public comment period, email David Gillig at dgillig@weho in advance of the meeting to be put on the public speaker list. Include your name, the phone number from which you will be calling and note that it is agenda item 4A. To speak during the public comment period, you will need to use the “raise hand” feature in the Zoom application and will be called on.

You also can provide public comment by telephone by dialing 10 minutes prior to the 5:30 p.m. meeting. The number is (669) 900-6833, and the the meeting ID number is 966 2727 7589. You will be put on hold until it is your time to speak.

You also can email your comment to dgillig@weho.org no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday to have your comment included with the Subcommittee’s agenda.

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Bill G Skywatcher
Bill G Skywatcher
2 months ago

What a stupid, ludicrous building, and an instant source of ridicule.

What business does WH have of a building that looks like a tornado, a city that has never seen a tornado (thank goodness!) in its life.

Tom
Tom
3 months ago

I can’t quite decide whether the white building is drunkenly leaning on the other for support or puking the other one out. As an acerbic comment it’s amusing. As a development it’s appalling.

Thomas Barnes
Thomas Barnes
3 months ago

An unmitigated disaster. An failed Jetsons retrospective. An “architectural abortion” as it is being called. Way too large for the parcel. Way too close to the Sunset fault for that height. More unneeded hotel rooms and overpriced condos when what we need in NW Weho is affordable housing (10 units is nothing). A true fustercluck in the making. Utter insanity.

Mike Dolan
Mike Dolan
3 months ago

My hope is the Design Review Committee will recognize the suburb job in design and aesthetics of this project and will and the location is perfect.

Unique and right for Sunset Blvd.

michael
michael
3 months ago

And another thing: It’s butt ugly.

michael
michael
3 months ago

I’m thinking that If and when this gets started it will be hell for the guests at the London Hotel. Anyways, this project is way too big for that parcel of land. IMO.

David
David
3 months ago
Reply to  michael

If it meets FAR (Floor Area Ratio) and zoning code it “fits” the parcel.

michael
michael
3 months ago
Reply to  David

I was speaking aesthetically. But, thanks for the info.