Residents of the West Hollywood North neighborhood got an opportunity Tuesday night to look at plans for a new hotel to be built on lots at 8850-8878 Sunset Blvd., bordered by San Vicente Boulevard and Larrabee Street.
The developer, Silver Creek Development Co., is proposing a 15-story building (200 feet high) with 115 hotel rooms, a spa and gym, and outdoor pool, restaurants and lounges and a new space for the Viper Room, the rock n roll era legend that now sits on the site. It also would include 31 condo units and an additional 10 units set aside for lower income people. There would be 300 parking space with access to parking from San Vicente and exits onto Larrabee Street.
The developer is proposing east- and west-facing digital signs of about 820 square feet on the Sunset Boulevard façade and a north-facing sign of about 50 square feet. There currently is a static billboard on the property.
The architect of the project is Morphosis with Thom Mayne and Arne Emerson serving as the lead architects. The developer sought submissions from 12 architecture firms before settling on Morphosis, which has offices in Los Angeles and New York City.
Other businesses on the block are the Aahs costume store, Bar Code barber shop, the Liquor Market and Ta-Ke Sushi and Amarone restaurants. It also includes a lot at 1029 Larrabee just south of the intersection with Sunset. The businesses are housed for the most part in one-story buildings.
At the Tuesday event Silver Creek sought feedback from residents that it will consider as it finalizes the project design. It then will go to the West Hollywood Planning Commission’s Design Review Subcommittee for review before being presented to the full Planning Commission.