Participation 101: What We Took Away from the Sixty Hotel Hearings

The Planning Commission in June permitted Sixty Hotel to continue rooftop operations into the wee-morning even though residents near the hotel at Wilshire and Crescent voiced concern about noise from the rooftop bar and dining. And commissioners agreed to allow the hotel to continue operating without any new restrictions. Arguably commissioners tried to balance the interests of the city, the hotel and the residents in good faith. Yet it left neighbors feeling unheard and unhappy. What can we learn from the Sixty Hotel hearings?

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Planning Commission to Sixty Hotel: Party Like It’s 1999!

The Beverly Hills Planning Commission on June 23rd allowed Sixty Hotel to continue with rooftop events as late as 2 a.m. despite hundreds of multifamily households living within earshot of the hotel at 9360 Wilshire. That likely means continued aggravation for residents just across the alley and beyond. It also will mean audible chatter from up to 165 rooftop patrons who will party like it’s 1999 while neighbors try to get a good night’s rest.

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