After years of planning, approvals, and legal battles, developer Townscape Partners is making headway on their adaptive reuse development in West Hollywood.


The project, named for its address at 8899 Beverly Boulevard, will transform a 1960s office building into luxury residential homes and replace an adjacent parking lot on Rosewood Avenue with single family residences.

Originally, plans called for expanding the nine-story building to accommodate 76 residential units - with 15 apartments set aside for low- and moderate-income households - and the addition of nine townhomes just north of the building.

The updated plans include 40 condominiums averaging around 2,800 square feet (with the exception of the two penthouse units), as well as the 15 moderate- and low-income apartments. The mid-rise will abut eight two-story single family residences ranging from 2,500 to 4,000 square feet.

Amenities include 24-hour concierge service, a 12,000-square-foot landscaped pool deck with a fitness center, and an underground parking garage that includes a private auto stable. The ground floor will have 25,000 square feet of retail space fronting Beverly Boulevard.

The project is being designed by Seattle-based Architecture firm Olson Kundig. The 1964 Richard Dorman-designed building, which was originally home to the International Design Center, will feature a contemporary update with lots of glazing. The eight Rosewood houses will vary in design and materials.

As a result of the 2016 litigation with the West Hollywood Residents Association, Townscape contributed millions towards streetscape improvements including new sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings and landscaping. A contribution of $2 million was made to the city's Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

8899 Beverly is expected to open in 2020.

Townscape Partners is also behind the Frank Gehry-designed redevelopment at 8250 Sunset Boulevard. The $300-million five-building project will replace the currently existing shopping center with apartments, retail and commercial space, and pedestrian plazas.