Signs are up near the broke-down Carl's Jr at Santa Monica Blvd and La Brea Ave and the Jons Marketplace at Fountain Ave and La Brea Ave announcing an August 5th West Hollywood Planning Commission hearing, a meeting where the commission will decide whether or not to approve both projects. Developer Monarch is hoping to move ahead (guess Monarch is tight with Bank of America) on two mixed-use structures where Carl's (pictured) and Jons sit. West Hollywood planner Francisco Contreras tell us that locals are supportive of Monarch's plans, and if everything is ultimately approved, demos and construction could happen in about a year. And just a few blocks west of the Carl's project, the Movietown development is supposedly breaking ground in September.
The Jons project (second image) calls for 187 units and 38 affordable units, with 19,559 square feet of shopping. The architect for both projects, Newman Garrison Partners, talks up a clubhouse and a "meditation" garden.
The Carl's project would have 184 residential units and 38 affordable apartments, with 13,350 square feet of retail. NGP says this one's getting a clubhouse too.
The public hearing is next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the WeHo park auditorium at 647 San Vicente.
There's a little caveat on the meeting notices for the Carl's and Jons projects: "If you challenge this item in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the Public Hearing described in this notice, or in the written correspondence delivered to the West Hollywod Planning Commission, via the Community Development Department at, or prior to, the Public Hearing." *Our paranoia. Standard stuff, California Government Code Section 65009.