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Mapping the fancy new developments headed to the Sunset Strip

Things aren't like they used to be on the iconic Strip

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The Sunset Strip is only about a mile and a half long, but in the last few years, it's been a magnet for high-end developments: hotels, apartments, condos, mixed-use projects. From the Frank Gehry-designed 8150 Sunset project to the Gwyneth Paltrow-approved, private Arts Club, the Sunset Strip is becoming increasingly classy.

People who used to come to the Strip to attend the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Roxy or see the Doors at the Whisky probably have a very different idea of this stretch of the boulevard.

The Strip was, through the decades, a place for mobsters and celebrities, counterculture weirdos and hippies (the Source Family cult had a restaurant here), punks, and hair metal bands to congregate.

But now, as the Hustler stores of the Strip are replaced with expensive condos, starchitecture, and boutique hotels, the area is poised to become fancier than ever. We’ve mapped all the projects that are going to radically alter this segment of Sunset Boulevard.

And for more reading on the the evolution of the Strip, check out:

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1. 9034 Sunset

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9034 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

This 185-room, 19-story hotel tower from the Charles Company would hold an art gallery, 14 apartments, and restaurant space. Designed by R&A Architecture, the project was proposed just last year.

Courtesy of City of West Hollywood

2. 8150 Sunset

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8150 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

The Frank Gehry-designed mixed-use project at 8150 Sunset would hold retail, residential (219 apartments, 30 condos), and 27,000-square-foot central plaza across multiple structures. The site was formerly Old Hollywood's famous Garden of Allah complex, and will definitely stand out on the strip.

The Gehry project was approved by the city, but it faces a challenge in court over the proposed demolition of a landmarked bank building on the site. Last spring, the Los Angeles Conservancy won a lawsuit aimed at protecting the bank building.

Courtesy Gehry Partners, LLP

3. The Arts Club

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8920 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

This stuffy-sounding private club (no cursing?) is coming to the Strip courtesy of club owners, The Arts Club, London and London + Regional Properties, and maybe even Gwyneth Paltrow. (She's an investor at the London branch and plans for the same role at this location, says the WSJ.)

The Gensler-designed club will take out the Hustler store that occupied the site so famously for nearly 20 years. The new structure would rise nine stories and hold creative office space and a gallery as well as the private club. A rooftop pool and restaurant would top the structure.

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4. The Jeremy West Hollywood at Sunset|La Cienega

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8500 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Two 10-story towers in the eastern section of the Sunset|La Cienega megaproject were originally set to be a James Hotel, but that company backed out last year.

Instead, the hotel opened in September as The Jeremy West Hollywood hotel, an interim inn that will operate until the development’s final stage—becoming a fancy 1 hotel. The 1 hotel brand, with outposts in Miami and Brookyln, advertises itself as an eco-friendly luxury hotel group. As of yet, an opening date for the 1 Hotels has not been announced.

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5. Sunset Time

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8430 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Where there once was a House of Blues, there will someday be Sunset Time, a project from developers Combined Properties and AECOM Capital that mixes all the uses: It will have hotel rooms, condos, rental apartments, 35,000 square feet of retail space, and a nightclub for good measure.

A notable feature of the complex is the 6,000 square feet of digital billboards on the building's exterior. The House of Blues closed down in 2015.

6. Sunset/Harper Lot

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8240 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Back in 2014, it was reported that the developers A.J. Khair Development & Construction and its partners were thinking about putting a hotel on this site. According to the company's site, a boutique hotel is still in the works for the corner lot, but things are still "in the planning stages."

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7. The Residences at 8500

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8500 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

AKA West Hollywood (formerly The Residences at 8500) are two eight-story towers that are also part of the massive Sunset|La Cienega project. They were designed to hold condos, but this summer came word that they would be converted to an extended stay hotel.

West Hollywood officials said they might not allow that to happen, and last summer, the property co-owner, Korman Communities, changed their plans for the site. It’s now in use as rentals with a minimum stay of one month and traditionally rented apartments, says WeHoville.

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8. 8950 Sunset

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8950 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

This project was once in the works to become a boutiquey James Hotel, but no more. It'll still be a hotel, though, with 169 rooms, four residences, a rooftop pool, and space for restaurants, according to a website for the development.

The website also notes that the six-story building will be a five-star hotel. LA-based hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates is designing the project.

Via City of West Hollywood

9. West Hollywood Edition Hotel & Residences

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9040 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

The West Hollywood Edition will be a two-building project, with nearly 150 hotel rooms and 20 very high-end condos with terraces and outdoor kitchens. Renderings showed the exterior of the building along the south-facing building draped with lush landscaping, for a hanging gardens effect. At its tallest, the Edition will hit 13 stories.

The project, designed by Ian Schrager and minimalist John Pawson, is under construction and is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Schrager is widely credited as the inventor of the boutique hotel (he also designs nightclubs), so this place is basically guaranteed to be a destination.

Courtesy of West Hollywood Edition

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1. 9034 Sunset

9034 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Courtesy of City of West Hollywood

This 185-room, 19-story hotel tower from the Charles Company would hold an art gallery, 14 apartments, and restaurant space. Designed by R&A Architecture, the project was proposed just last year.

9034 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

2. 8150 Sunset

8150 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Courtesy Gehry Partners, LLP

The Frank Gehry-designed mixed-use project at 8150 Sunset would hold retail, residential (219 apartments, 30 condos), and 27,000-square-foot central plaza across multiple structures. The site was formerly Old Hollywood's famous Garden of Allah complex, and will definitely stand out on the strip.

The Gehry project was approved by the city, but it faces a challenge in court over the proposed demolition of a landmarked bank building on the site. Last spring, the Los Angeles Conservancy won a lawsuit aimed at protecting the bank building.

8150 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

3. The Arts Club

8920 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Courtesy of The Arts Club

This stuffy-sounding private club (no cursing?) is coming to the Strip courtesy of club owners, The Arts Club, London and London + Regional Properties, and maybe even Gwyneth Paltrow. (She's an investor at the London branch and plans for the same role at this location, says the WSJ.)

The Gensler-designed club will take out the Hustler store that occupied the site so famously for nearly 20 years. The new structure would rise nine stories and hold creative office space and a gallery as well as the private club. A rooftop pool and restaurant would top the structure.

8920 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

4. The Jeremy West Hollywood at Sunset|La Cienega

8500 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Courtesy of The Jeremy West Hollywood

Two 10-story towers in the eastern section of the Sunset|La Cienega megaproject were originally set to be a James Hotel, but that company backed out last year.

Instead, the hotel opened in September as The Jeremy West Hollywood hotel, an interim inn that will operate until the development’s final stage—becoming a fancy 1 hotel. The 1 hotel brand, with outposts in Miami and Brookyln, advertises itself as an eco-friendly luxury hotel group. As of yet, an opening date for the 1 Hotels has not been announced.

8500 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. Sunset Time

8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Where there once was a House of Blues, there will someday be Sunset Time, a project from developers Combined Properties and AECOM Capital that mixes all the uses: It will have hotel rooms, condos, rental apartments, 35,000 square feet of retail space, and a nightclub for good measure.

A notable feature of the complex is the 6,000 square feet of digital billboards on the building's exterior. The House of Blues closed down in 2015.

8430 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

6. Sunset/Harper Lot

8240 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Google Maps Street View

Back in 2014, it was reported that the developers A.J. Khair Development & Construction and its partners were thinking about putting a hotel on this site. According to the company's site, a boutique hotel is still in the works for the corner lot, but things are still "in the planning stages."

8240 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

7. The Residences at 8500

8500 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Courtesy of AKA West Hollywood

AKA West Hollywood (formerly The Residences at 8500) are two eight-story towers that are also part of the massive Sunset|La Cienega project. They were designed to hold condos, but this summer came word that they would be converted to an extended stay hotel.

West Hollywood officials said they might not allow that to happen, and last summer, the property co-owner, Korman Communities, changed their plans for the site. It’s now in use as rentals with a minimum stay of one month and traditionally rented apartments, says WeHoville.

8500 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

8. 8950 Sunset

8950 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Via City of West Hollywood

This project was once in the works to become a boutiquey James Hotel, but no more. It'll still be a hotel, though, with 169 rooms, four residences, a rooftop pool, and space for restaurants, according to a website for the development.

The website also notes that the six-story building will be a five-star hotel. LA-based hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates is designing the project.

8950 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

9. West Hollywood Edition Hotel & Residences

9040 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Courtesy of West Hollywood Edition

The West Hollywood Edition will be a two-building project, with nearly 150 hotel rooms and 20 very high-end condos with terraces and outdoor kitchens. Renderings showed the exterior of the building along the south-facing building draped with lush landscaping, for a hanging gardens effect. At its tallest, the Edition will hit 13 stories.

The project, designed by Ian Schrager and minimalist John Pawson, is under construction and is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Schrager is widely credited as the inventor of the boutique hotel (he also designs nightclubs), so this place is basically guaranteed to be a destination.

9040 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069