Proposed small tower will replace Bike Shop LA building

Plans for a small mixed-use tower are taking shape for the corner of La Cienega and Santa Monica Blvd. 

The building will replace the single-story home of Bike Shop LA.

8500 Santa Monica, as the project is known, will include three dozen small apartments and 3,800 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.

Among the one- and two-bedroom apartments will be five units reserved for low-income tenants.

No timeline for construction has been revealed.

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Rose
Rose
5 months ago

As it is early in the process somehow I already see a “SMALL TOWER”being way bigger than suggested.

Small & tower usually don’t go hand in hand

Kris Jenners Assistant
Kris Jenners Assistant
5 months ago

Kylie Jenner IS being evicted from the billboards! Finallly

Olen
Olen
5 months ago

Dear god no massive billboards here please baby Jesus

JRBirdsong
JRBirdsong
5 months ago

Bike shop has to move AGAIN! FIVE income, That is an absolute JOKE! Whomever is approving such a low number at City Hall needs to learn better negotiating skills!

DesertBob
DesertBob
5 months ago

The Prick Carusos of LA just can’t wait to turn that formerly funky but nice area into an urban jungle, and the numbnutses running the “city”, elected by nuubnuts voters, are happy to let them do whatever they want.

WeHo = slo-mo train wreck.

kab1200
kab1200
5 months ago
Reply to  DesertBob

What are you on about, this is not a Caruso project. Relax. It will be years.

kab1200
kab1200
5 months ago
Reply to  DesertBob

Also, you do not live in West Hollywood, why are you always here making comments??? Don’t you have skin to fry, out in the desert sun?

gdaddy
gdaddy
5 months ago

Pretty soon we’ll be boxed in by massive buildings everywhere. Could we put some height limitations on these projects? It is getting ridiculous.

WeHo Mary!
WeHo Mary!
5 months ago
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Dylan
Dylan
5 months ago
Reply to  gdaddy

Move out to the suburbs if you’re so concerned about height restrictions. We live in a city.

Marc
Marc
5 months ago
Reply to  Dylan

Thank you Dr. Einstein,

Jose
Jose
5 months ago

Large builboards have replaced architecture in West Hollywood. These “Boxes” have become the strip malls of the 70’s and 80’s. “Oh, we’ll just hide this ugly common box with massive billboards”.
Is there not ONE person in city government looking for interesting architecture?
One will need to wear sunglasses 24/7 just to like in ELECTRIC BILLBOARD TOWN!

Discriminating Eye
Discriminating Eye
5 months ago
Reply to  Jose

Unfortunately there is possibly but one person in city government that is reasonably qualified to recognize interesting architecture or has a discriminating eye for architecture in general and the progression of credible architecture that was built in West Hollywood from the early days. Unable to make value judgements the city staff can be manipulated into any position. The possibilities for having had a city with outstanding new development was great but one must have been knowledgeable about what they had inherited and an eye as to what they choose to achieve. No one really knows the fabric of the city… Read more »

BURT GORALNICK
BURT GORALNICK
5 months ago

Another HUGE billboard.

Michael on Havenhurst
Michael on Havenhurst
5 months ago

This is where the two young British athletes were held up by two young black men. At gunpoint, the Brits were told hand over their valuables or they would kill them. Welcome to WEHO. Fortunately, it was captured on video. https://rumble.com/vv0rqa-west-hollywoodsunset-strip-4-most-dangerous-city-in-california.html

JF1
JF1
5 months ago

I support this project.

Manny
Manny
5 months ago

“no timeline for construction has been revealed” because the proposed project has yet to be seen by the Planning Commission. Nothing has been approved.

Michael on Havenhurst
Michael on Havenhurst
5 months ago
Reply to  Manny

No time line seems to be the new order. 8150 Sunset, the Townscape Frank Gehry debacle, lost their loans. Then they went to the German banks which is desperation time. Now the corner of Crescent Heights and Sunset has been empty for over three months where Lytton Savings and MacDonalds was. The other businesses were driven out by the corrupt Townscape developers who put Horvath and D’Amico (along with Ed Buck) in office. And Meister, the great businesswoman, made a terrible giveaway deal with Townscape able to dump all the sewage from 8150 into West Hollywood. WEHO is one big… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Michael on Havenhurst
BURT GORALNICK
BURT GORALNICK
5 months ago

PLUS…The City is giving Townscape the Sunset Blvd to Crescent Heights Blvd. turning lane and island (It’s a valuable parcel of land for them.and accidents waiting to happen.

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Accuracy
Accuracy
5 months ago
Reply to  BURT GORALNICK

To be accurate the City of LA acquiesced in giving the aforementioned turning lane and island to Townscape despite significant pushback by surrounding residents who were alert to all aspects from the get go.

In reference to Michael on Havenhurst, regrettably Lauren Meister crafted a very poor deal resulting in West Hollywood bearing the brunt of Townscape’s 8150 Sunset sewage.

Olen
Olen
5 months ago
Reply to  Accuracy

Removal of that turn lane is safer for the many pedestrians there. That turn lane is not a high-volume lane.

B E C
B E C
5 months ago

I’d like to know more about the state of 8150 Sunset. Is it still happening as designed?

kab1200
kab1200
5 months ago

Sorry Michael, that project is not in West Hollywood.

Joshua88
Joshua88
5 months ago

Considering there are four corners, a little more information is always appreciated.

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