West Hollywood Heights Neighborhood Association

Representing WeHo above Sunset Blvd - Clark, Horn, Larrabee, Ozeta, Sherbourne & Shoreham

 
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n      UPCOMING WEHO HEIGHTS MEETINGS & EVENTS –

 

Planning Commission hearing – 8226 Sunset (The Den) – Thursday, August 2nd  6:30 PM

 

City Council Meeting – 8801 Sunset - Centrum Sunset Tower Records – Monday, August 6 – 6:30 PM – May be continued to August 20th meeting!!!!

 

National Night Out – WeHo Heights Block Party – Top of Horn at 1230 Horn Avenue Tuesday, August 7th - 7 PM

 

 

Neighborhood Meeting 1211 Horn Avenue – Condo Conversion Thursday, August 9  -  6:30 PM On Site Location

 

Planning Commission hearing on Zone Text Amendment limiting Financial Institutions along the Sunset Strip – Thursday, August 16th – 6:30 PM

 

City Council Meeting – Sunset Specific Plan Zone Tex Amendment – Financial Institutions  - Monday, August 20th

 

City Council Meeting – 8801 Sunset - Centrum Sunset - Tower Records – Monday, August 20 – 6:30 PM – Hopefully final meeting!!!  Please turn out!

 

 

Come join us at

This Year’s Fifth Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival Celebrates The Doors!

August 16 – 18, 2012

 

 

And don’t forget – Every Thursday

Sunset Strip Farmer's Market

8755 Sunset Blvd - Municipal Parking Lot between Coffee Bean and Sherbourne

www.sunsetstripmarket.com/

 

 

Pending & Approved Sunset Strip  projects - 1.5+ million sf planned*

Pending projects for the Sunset Strip (click links for more info) -

8305 Sunset @ Sweetzer - 5-stories/45'.  Retail & restaurant, plus five stories of parking, 13,000 sf -  

8430 Sunset @ Olive - House of Blues - two hotels & two condo towers (7-story/76', 6-story/63', 5-story/55', 3-story/35'), 195 units, 230,000 sf  - Final EIR available. 

8474-8544 Sunset @ La Cienega - South side - The Millennium Project - Four towers - two @ 10-stories/100', two @ 9-stories/100'.  Retail & restaurant 40,000 sf; hotel & condos, 500 units, 500,000+ sf. 

8497 Sunset @ La Cienega - 8-stories/85'.  North side - retail, restaurant & condos, 35 units, 63,000 sfNeighborhood meeting scheduled Wednesday, July 11, 2012

8600 Sunset @ Sunset Plaza - South side - 2-stories. Retail, 10 stores, 17,000 sf. 

8801 Sunset @ Horn - Tower Records - 3-story/60'.  Retail, gym & office space, 52,000 sf - City Council denied project in full 04/02/2012 but pulled from Consent Calendar on 05/07/2012.  Will again be brought before City Council August 6, 2012.

8849 Sunset @ Larrabee  - retail re-development, 8,000 sf

8950 Sunset @ Hilldale - 10-stories/125'? James Hotel, 190 rooms, 200,000+ sf

9040 Sunset @ Doheny - Two towers - 11-stories/136', 8-stories/126'.  Marriott Edition Hotel (190 units), Restaurant, Roof Top Bar, Nightclub & Condos (20 units), 350,000 sf  - Approved by City Council June 4, 2012.

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Welcome to your Neighborhood Association!

History - The WeHo Heights NA was formed by merging the former Shoreham Heights NA - comprising the streets Horn, Sherbourne and Shoreham, with the unaffiliated nearby streets of Larrabee, Clark and Ozeta Terrace, during the first neighborhood meeting since the city of West Hollywood was incorporated in 1984, held at Horn Plaza on June 11, 2007.  For Hollywood History of neighborhood, click here.

Our Neighborhood - WeHo Heights NA represents 1,003 residences on the only streets north of Sunset in West Hollywood.  The primary issues facing the neighborhood are parking, traffic and over-development.  On a recent survey, over 50% of the respondents have lived in WeHo Heights for over ten years, with half of them residents of the neighborhood over twenty years.

Our Goal - To maintain and preserve the quality of life in our little pocket of West Hollywood, and to create continued awareness of this area in front of the leaders of our City as they make decisions that impact this extremely dense hillside residential neighborhood.

Pending WeHo Heights Construction Projects -

8801 Sunset - The neighborhood is currently concerned with the former Tower Records site at the intersection of Sunset and Horn.  We are working with the City of West Hollywood to ensure that the eventual development is suitable for the area and takes into consideration the impact on nearby neighborhoods and local traffic congestion.  Status:  Retail tenant Live on Sunset opened September 2008.   City Council denied project outright April 2, 2012, but was pulled from consent calendar on May 7, 2012 and allowed to return with revisions.  Developer hoping to get approval for building design with no gym.  Will be heard before City Council August 6, 2012.  Neighborhood opposition to size of project, traffic circulation plan and extensive billboards remains overwhelmingly opposed.

See Archives below for Summaries of neighborhood meetings and WeHoHeights in the News for other commentary.  

    

revised rendering 11/2011

8801 Sunset

1150 N. Clark - four-story five-unit luxury condominium complex to replace one story home built in 1920.  One of last two Foursquare homes in WeHo.  Home was denied cultural resource status 11/20/2006.  Status: Planning Commission approved 03/20/2008.  On market since 07/08/2009.  Price history: July 2009, listed at $2.1M;  delisted Jan 2010; relisted Jan 2010 at $1.9M; delisted Apr 23, 2010; relisted April 28, 2010.

         1150 N. Clark

 

1201 N. Clark - Craftsmen home built in 1913, the oldest - and almost only - remaining single family home in WeHo Heights.  Structure is under consideration as a potential Historic Resource.  Click here for Historic Preservation Commission report.  Historic Preservation Commission denied Cultural Resource designation 09/27/2010

1201 N. Clark

1214 N. Clark - twelve unit rental apartment building built 1963.  Status:  Was on market for $3.995M.  Withdrawn 03/2008.  Relisted 06/17/2010 for $3.599M; 10/16/2010, lowered to $3.449M.

  1214 N. Clark

1127 Horn - Sunset Patios, architect - Edward H. Fickett, FAIA, built in 1947.  Status:  City Council approved Local Cultural Resource designation August 16, 2010.

1127 Horn

1207 Horn - nine-unit building built in 1954.  11/14/2009 - In foreclosure, on market for $962,000.  12/15/2009 - removed from listings, status unknown.

1207 Horn

 1217 N. Horn - Site of former home of Bette Davis (1932).  Four-story seven-unit luxury condominium complex including two on-site Affordable Housing units and no guest parking (including no street parking permits) to replace one story home built in 1927 and demolished 6/2/2008 without proof of construction financing as required by code  Status:  Lot on market since February 2007 when purchased in flip sale for $2.05M.  Sales history - 2/22/2007, $2.05M;  3/30/2005, $1.58M;  9/1/2004, $1.25M; 9/1/2000, $630k; 4/10/1998, $60k; 11/10/1997, $313k.  Price history:  2007, listed at $2.75M; Feb 2008, lowered to $2.675M; Mar 2008, lowered to $2.65M; May 2008, lowered to $2.3M; October 2010, lowered to $1.499M; June 2011, lowered to $995k; October 2011, lowered to $899k.  SOLD 11/21/2011, $875k.  Current plans unknown.

April 2010 - WeHo Heights NA filed appeal against project requesting 35' height limit (per area zoning) and to provide two guest parking spaces (per code).  July 2010 - City Council ruled against neighborhood in 4-1 vote (only Councilmember Jeff Prang in support of neighborhood).  These future condos will have no guest parking, nor will they be able to obtain guest street parking permits from City.  Also, Affordable Housing condos do not contribute to monthly dues and assessments.  Would be first or one of first AH condos in city.  The neighborhood remains concerned about the lack of maintenance on empty lot.

STATUS UPDATE:  CONSTRUCTION BEGAN JULY 2, 2012.

     

1217 N. Horn

1128 N. Larrabee - six-unit rental building designed by architect Edward H. Fickett, FAIA, built in 1953.  Nominated for Cultural Resource designation in 2008.  City Council denied Local Cultural Resource Designation,  April 4, 2011.

1128 N. Larrabee

1219 N. Larrabee - six-unit rental building built in 1954.  Status:  Listed for sale since May 2008.  Price History:  lowered from $1.5M; original list $2M, Keller Williams. 12/15/2009, removed from listings; 05/06/2010, relisted for $1.549M; 05/08/2010, lowered to $1.5M; 06/04/2010, lowered to $1.49M; 06/18/2010, lowered to $1.4M; 08/15/2010, lowered to $1.35M; 09/24/2010, lowered to $1.25M; 04/06/2011, price increased to $1.35M; 09/2011, off market.

 1219 N. Larrabee

1223 N. Larrabee - four story eight-unit luxury condominium complex to replace one story home built in 1933.  Sales history: 07/11/1995, $225,000; 10/02/2006, $1.618M; 6/9/2009, $875,000.  Project approved March 3, 2008.  Project up for sale with approved plans 4/30/2008.  Price history: Listed 4/30/2008, $2.2M; 11/1/2008, raised to $2.995M; SOLD 6/9/2009, $728k; 6/11/2009, lowered to $1.4M; 08/27/2009, lowered to $1.35M; 02/10/2010, lowered to $1.325M; 04/25/2010, lowered to $1.295M; 08/07/2010, lowered to $1.195M; 12/04/2011, lowered to $999k; 12/22/2011, lowered to $975k; 12/29/2011, lowered to $925k and listed as SINGLE FAMILY HOME.  SOLD 04/2012, $895.5k.

   1223 N. Larrabee

1238-1244 N. Larrabee - 14-unit building built 1930-1937.  Sales history: 08/10/2000, $465,000; 08/19/2004, est. $975,000.  Status: 5/2007 - plans for development of four-story 15 unit condominium withdrawn.  Price history:  02/17/2011 - price lowered $710,000 to $3.440M; 03/30/2008, briefly on the market  for $4.15M. 

  1238-1244 N. Larrabee

8760 Shoreham - two story Mediterranean home built in 1938.  Four story twelve-unit luxury condominium development application denied .  Status:  Listed on and off since May 2003.  Price history:  01/01/2008, Listed for $4.2 million; 11/14/2009, lowered to $2.295M; 12/18/2009, lowered to $1.85M; 02/03/2010, lowered to $1.75M; Delisted 02/24/2010.

  8760 Shoreham

Pending Sunset Blvd and vicinity Construction Projects -

8305 Sunset - retail/restaurant/parking, 12,000 sf, 5 stories.  Status:  City Council certified final EIR September 15, 2008.  Project pending.   Click here for DEIR. 

parking lot site next to Cabo Cantina

8401 Sunset - Hyatt West Hollywood transformed into Andaz West Hollywood, an upscale luxury chain from Hyatt.  Opened 12/01/2008.

  Andaz West Hollywood

8430 Sunset - House of Blues, to be demolished for a mixed-use - commercial/entertainment space + 189 hotel rooms/condos + 5 affordable units - 230,000 sf on 2 acres called Sunset Time, 8418 Sunset.  Four towers - 7-story/76', 6-story/63', 5-story/55', 3-story/35'. Status: City Council approving pending.   CLICK HERE FOR DEIR. 

 House of Blues

  Sunset Time, 8418 Sunset

  Sunset Time Video presentation

8474-8544 Sunset / La Cienega -  Petersen Building, part of Millennium project. Four towers - two @ 10-stories/ 100', two @9-stories/100'. Retail & restaurant (40,000 sf) / hotel (296 rooms) / condos (189 units).  Status: no recent info.

8497-8499 Sunset / La Cienega -  8-stories/85'. 63,000 sq ft mixed use - retail / restaurant / residential (10 single & 1 BR rentals / 24 2 & 3 BR condos) with vehicular access on Miller Drive on site of 16,000 sq ft residential building.  Status:  DEIR available - click here.   Project on hold pending developer meetings with neighborhood and City of LA.

8499 Sunset

8560-8580 Sunset - The Sunset, formerly Sunset Millennium.  Various restaurants and retailers planned.  Status:  Ongoing.

8600 Sunset - Sunset Plaza Expansion Project - replacing existing 3,300 sf single retail with 17,000 sf ten retail spaces, five new stores facing Sunset and five into the parking lot.  Planning Commission meeting was held May 7, 2009.  Historic Preservation Commission meeting was held May 11, 2009.  Planning Commission approved request September 17, 2009. New building available for lease 9/2011.

8600 Sunset

8849 Sunset - retail 8,000 sf.  Status: Unknown?

8873 Sunset - Tramonto Shopping Plaza (10,000 sf retail), former vacant lot across from Whiskey.  Status:  Completed June 2008.  First tenant - Mondani Furniture, opened September 2010.  Coney Dog, opened June 2011. 

  Tramonto Shopping Plaza

8950-8970 Sunset - 10 stories/125'? James Hotel (200 rooms), to be built on site of former vacant lot.  Status:  Oct 4, 2007 - two year extension of entitlements approved.  Oct 6, 2011 - additional two year extension of entitlements approved.  Used for various city functions, i.e. Beer Gardens, etc.

.      James Hotel

9030 - 9056 Sunset - former Scandia restaurant plus lot next door.  Mixed-use - retail 15,000 sf/office 7,000 sf/apts & condos 76;  5 to 9 stories, total 190,000 sf. Status:  City Council approved project March 15, 2010.  click here for EIR.  Project coming before Planning Commission May 17, 2012.

9040 Sunset Doheny Hotel

Project Description - Sunset Doheny Hotel & Harratt Building - Two towers - 11-stories/136', 8-stories/126'.  The new project, currently an empty lot, will be over 300,000 sf of hotel (102 rooms, 11 stories), condos (66), and almost 40,000 sf of restaurant and retail in two towers rising 128 feet over Sunset, with 376 parking spaces of which only 40 are for the residences.

 Scandia

9200 Sunset - formerly Luckman Plaza.  New restaurant/clubs - BOA (ground level, 4,000 sf), under construction; Soho House (top two floors, 20,000 sf + ground floor spa, retail & restaurant, 10,000 sf).  Status: Soho House approved at City Council meeting August 17, 2009.  Opened April 2010.

  Luckman Plaza

1020 N. San Vicente - The London West Hollywood, formerly the Bel Age.  Status:  Reopened April 1, 2008.

  

1019-1021 San Vicente - a four story five-unit luxury condominium complex to replace a duplex plus two accessory buildings built in 1926.   This project has gone through multiple redesigns and has been approved following appeal as of May 2012.

   1019 San Vicente

 

Please take our neighborhood surveys:

Survey Monkey - WeHo Heights Survey #1  - Tower Records Development Issues + Who We Are - survey closed.

Survey Monkey - WeHo Heights Survey #2 -  Parking on the Sunset Strip, September 2009 - survey closed.

 

Archives -

2007 June - First Neighborhood Annual Meeting

2007 July - Tower Records Development

2007 October  + Survey results - Tower Records Development

2007 November - Tower Records Development

2008 January - Tower Records Development

2008 June - Neighborhood Annual Meeting

2009 June - Neighborhood Annual Meeting

2009 December - Tower Records Development

2010 March - Tower Records Development

2011 June - Neighborhood Annual Meeting

WeHo Heights In The News

WeHoNews Article 11/22/2007

Beverly Press/ParkLaBrea Press  11/29/2007

WeHoNews Op-Ed  11/30/2007

Los Angeles Times 01/30/2008

Los Angeles Times Op-Ed 02/08/2008

LA Weekly 04/01/2010 - West Follywood Part 1

LA Weekly 02/17/2011 - West Follywood Part 2: Dethroning WeHo's Martinets

WeHo Patch 06/18/2011 - coverage of 2011 annual meeting

WeHo News 09/20/2011 - Barton's Gym Sent Back to the Drawing Board

WeHo Patch 09/20/2011 - WeHo Will Go Fur Free - Centrum Sunset

 

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Join us every Thursday at the Sunset Strip Farmer’s Market

www.sunsetstripmarket.com

Join us at the Fifth Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival August 2012 Celebrating The Doors!

www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com

Board of Directors - John Altschul, Chris Clarkin, Elyse Eisenberg (Chair), Bjorn Johnson, Gene Smith, David Weissfeld (Co-Chair, National Night Out Committee), Sibyl Zaden (Delegate, Chairman Emeritus/Shoreham Heights NA; Co-Chair, National Night Out Committee)

This Year’s Annual Meeting was July 9, 2012

Horn Plaza Community Room, 1230 Horn Avenue

Guest Speaker:  Councilmember John D’Amico

Thank you, John, for coming!

WeHo Heights Neighborhood Association represents the residents of the 1100 & 1200 blocks of Horn Avenue, 8700 block of Shoreham Drive, 1100 block of Sherbourne Drive, 1100 & 1200 blocks of N. Clark Street, 1100, 1200 & 1300 blocks of N. Larrabee Street, and 1200 & 1300 blocks of Ozeta Terrace in West Hollywood, CA.

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Last Update July 31, 2012

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