Another huge hotel/housing complex headed for Sunset Strip

The corner of Harper Ave. and Sunset Blvd. will soon be home to a massive hotel and housing complex, like the nearby Pendry Hotel & Residences.

Plans for the project, dubbed “The Harper on Sunset,” show a 172-room hotel and 46 mixed-income housing units, plus above-ground space for shops and restaurants. The building could reach up to nine stories high.

Residents of the area were recently notified of the upcoming project, according to Urbanize Los Angeles.

The architect on the project is AXIS/GFA. Steven Kent Architects is listed as a design consultant.

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Harley Robert
Harley Robert
2 hours ago

Who are all of the people supposedly paying to stay at these hotels? Talk about overbuilding. The Strip has become a monstrosity.

Jamie Francis
Jamie Francis
23 hours ago

I live on Havenhurst directly behind this proposed and potentially towering building and there is only a wooden fence that divides the courtyards and the parking structure and building they currently use for nightlife to park their cars or have drunken arguments and fist fights. Now we have another Pendry Hotel or The Edition so now other than the 8150 on the front of Havenhurst and Sunset in Los Angeles, now we have one in the back of Havenhurst/Harper and Sunset. This luxury hotel will all but eliminate if not permanently hinder our views and destroy habitat that animals use… Read more »

Jerome Cleary
Jerome Cleary
1 day ago

In the future tourists will come and stay at one hotel and then leave to go visit another hotel….LOL!

RJH
RJH
1 day ago

Is there REALLY that much hotel demand to support these MASSIVE developments? Or, as I suspect, will these developers do a money grab, throw up these poorly constructed projects, and leave our community with a glut of hotel rooms, vacant storefronts and ugly architecture for years to come? Who approves these things!!??

Stephen
Stephen
1 day ago
Reply to  RJH

The City of West Hollywood makes most of its money off hotel room taxes.

RJH
RJH
1 day ago
Reply to  Stephen

Thanks Stephen. That’s good news and I am all for some smartly thought out additional hotel rooms but my guess is we are close to oversaturation- especially with the new developments approved but not yet built. The city needs to think of overall impact. Build these hotels gradually and assess their success first. We have already added the Pendry, The ONE, The Kimpton La Peer and The Edition. We have one now breaking ground soon at Harper and Sunset and maybe another at the Gehry megaplex. Do we really have that kind of hotel demand?? Many of these have ground… Read more »

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Stylish
Stylish
2 days ago

Schizophrenic Design from a firm that appears to have a point in every direction……hence no point at all. Their individual projects appear to be a collection of latest design fads with no continuity or what was preciously identified as stylish.

Despite many different styles one always knows if something is stylish.

Jerome Cleary
Jerome Cleary
2 days ago

So it’s a mere block from the Frank Gehry mega project.

Stephen
Stephen
1 day ago
Reply to  Jerome Cleary

Yup. If you’re a local and you feel “overdevelopment suffocation” from those two Sunset Strip mega projects, you can come a few blocks west – past the prison-looking 1Hotel mega project off Sunset/La Cienega – to the Dubai hotel mega project they are planning to build at Sunset/San Vicente! Not to be confused with The Edition mega project at Sunset/Doheny. Anyone see the pattern here?

Jason K.
Jason K.
4 days ago

The only problem I see is parking. You can’t have 172 hotel rooms, 46 housing units, shops and restaurants and only provide for 174 parking spaces. I think it pretty obvious that Sunset is not going be the same street we all remember. It’s going to be a playground for the rich and powerful to live and visit. I don’t really have a problem with it it it is going provide Weho with large amounts of tax dollars to be used on the rest of the city

Stephen
Stephen
1 day ago
Reply to  Jason K.

Not just the parking, but the traffic caused by all the activity these mega project hotels, restaurants, and shops bring. Traffic glutting our already congested streets which were not built to be a New Vegas hotel strip.

WehoFan
WehoFan
4 days ago

A corner that hasn’t generated income for years will now be a beautiful hotel. What’s the issue?

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
3 days ago
Reply to  WehoFan

Probably none other than the issue of new hotel construction potentially cannibalizing the market for our existing hotels. I certainly like the housing element and assume that they will include affordable units.
The worse that could happen is that this get converted into luxury housing rather than generating tax as a hotel. But the City will reap a windfall with new property taxes.

A. Deru
A. Deru
1 day ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

The developer will pay the fine and there will not be any affordable housing. There only has to be 20% affordable out of 46 apartment units? 9 units. They will charge how much for a one-bedroom? $5600 like the prison on La Cienega? Then when they can’t rent them for that outrageous price they will opt for short-term rentals. I wonder where the minimum wage workers will live to work the shops? Or will they take the filthy public bus 2 hours to work, work 8 hours and take the bus back 2 hours? About parking, if the employees drive… Read more »

Tom
Tom
4 days ago

Because we need ANOTHER thyroidal hotel/apts/floor wax/dessert topping complex in WeHo..

Arona
Arona
4 days ago

Why was this approved? We have many housing units unlived in.

David Abrams
David Abrams
3 days ago
Reply to  Arona

What’s the problem? It’s a small, empty building currently. What is it to you if someone wants to spend their money building additional housing?

Stephen
Stephen
1 day ago
Reply to  Arona

The City of West Hollywood makes most of its money from hotel room taxes. Even if the rooms remain mostly vacant, it still breeds a City Council “culture of hotel overdevelopment” which is greased by developer incentives to our Council.

Jason
Jason
4 days ago

Which corner of Harper? Where the never-opened ‘Sunset Beach is or the strip club on the other corner?

B C
B C
3 days ago
Reply to  Jason

yep. it’s hideous looking corner right now. the building that abuts The Den will also be going bye bye

John Ryan
John Ryan
4 days ago

Which corner? What is being demolished to make way for this monstrosity? When is construction to begin? I live a block away and I was never notified of this.

B C
B C
3 days ago
Reply to  John Ryan

One can only hope that the Girls Gone Wild strip club will go next

Stephen
Stephen
1 day ago
Reply to  John Ryan

You’ll know when the 3-years of demolition/construction begins by the noise pollution of early morning jackhammers, truck loaders and cranes.

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