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Construction Nears Completion for Avalon West Hollywood

After nearly three years of construction, AvalonBay Communities is finally wrapping up work on the former Movietown Plaza development in West Hollywood. The mixed-use complex, which has been renamed Avalon West Hollywood, is located on a nearly three-acre site at 7300 Santa Monica Boulevard. At opening, the project will feature 293 market rate apartments and 77 units of senior affordable housing. The apartments would be seated above 30,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, which will be occupied by a Trader Joe’s.

West Hollywood's 8899 Beverly Survives Legal Challenge

The contentious plan to convert a medical office building in West Hollywood into a multifamily residential complex has survived a major legal hurdle. The Park La Brea News reports that a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has rejected an appeal by the West Hollywood Residents Association (WHWRA) seeking to overturn approvals for the adaptive reuse project at 8899 Beverly Boulevard. Developer Townscape Partners intends to convert the 10-story building into 76 residential units - 15 of which would be set aside as affordable housing.

Fresh Renderings for the Sunset Time Hotel

New renderings have emerged for the Sunset Time, a proposed hotel and residential complex which would replace the former House of Blues on West Hollywood’s famed Sunset Strip. Combined Properties, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate firm, intends to raze the vacant nightclub at Sunset Boulevard and Olive Drive to replace it with a pair of mid-rise buildings featuring 149 hotel rooms, 40 condominiums and 25,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space.

Work Ramps up for West Hollywood's La Peer Hotel

Just south of Santa Monica Boulevard, the wooden framework of West Hollywood’s La Peer Hotel is nearing completion. The project, located at 627 North La Peer Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, consists of a four-story building featuring 105 guest rooms in addition to retail and restaurant space. San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels has signed on to operate the building. The exterior of the hotel will incorporate a variety of materials, including concrete, tile, plaster, wrought iron and glass.

Marriott Edition Prepares to Climb on the Sunset Strip

After months of site preparation, a tower crane is ready to take construction vertical for a $300-million Marriott hotel on the Sunset Strip. The Marriott Edition - which is being developed by a joint venture between Marriott International, the Witkoff Group and New Valley - will rise from a 1.37-acre site at Sunset Boulevard and Doheny Drive. With 148 guest rooms and 20 condominiums, the hotel is expected to become the West Coast flagship of the Edition brand.

Vacancy Rate Dips at the Pacific Design Center

Charles S. Cohen, the owner and developer of West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center, has announced that two creative tenants are expanding their offices at the Red Building. Digital Brand Architects, a marketing communications firm, is increasing its footprint on the 9th floor of the building from 9,000 square feet to 13,200 square feet. At the same time, the company behind the social networking application Grindr is expanding its headquarters to 26,000 square feet - the entirety of the building’s 14th floor.

New Gehry Partners Design for Sunset Strip Project

Initial renderings of the $300 million Frank Gehry-designed mixed-user at 8150 Sunset were revealed this morning via Architectural Record. The 2.6 acre site developed by Townscape Partners is located at the intersection of Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards at the easternmost end of the Sunset Strip. The 333,600 square foot project will feature 249 residential units and 65,700 square feet of retail spread over five architecturally distinct buildings and organized around a central plaza.

An Overhead Look at the WeHo Depot Redevelopment

Way back in 2013, WEHOville reported on a presentation from Cohen Brothers Realty about their massive redevelopment plans for Metro’s West Hollywood Bus Depot. The sprawling 10.4 acre site on Santa Monica Boulevard would be anchored by a pair of high-rise towers containing office, hotel and residential space. Closer to ground level, the project would feature retail space, a movie theater, an open-amphiteater, and a 50,000 square-foot sheriff’s station. Since this project would replace an existing bus maintenance facility, Cohen Brothers Realty would build a three-level replacement garage underneath the complex.

Crane Action Hits the Sunset Strip

High above the world famous Sunset Strip, four construction cranes are hard at work on a transformative mixed-use complex from Los Angeles-based CIM Group. The Sunset La Cienega development - designed by a team consisting of SOM, LOHA and Mia Lehrer + Associates - will create four mid-rise structures containing condominiums, hotel rooms and ground-floor commercial space. Work on the $300 million project began in earnest nearly two years ago, with the clearing of several vacant structures at the intersection of Sunset and La Cienega Boulevards.

Immense Sunset La Cienega Project Shapes Up

Even with completion still one year away, CIM Group’s massive Sunset La Cienega development has already established a dominant presence on the Sunset Strip. The $300 million project, named for its location at the intersection of Sunset and La Cienega Boulevards, will eventually consist of four mid-rise buildings, providing a mixture of hotel rooms, condominiums and premium retail and restaurant space. Construction is most evident at the southwest corner of the intersection, where twin condominium towers now rise eight stories above ground.