A collection of small residential buildings in Koreatown which date to the early 20th century could be replaced with a boutique hotel, according to plans submitted to the City of Los Angeles on October 16.
The proposed development, would rise from two parcels at 958-962 S. Menlo Avenue, would replace a single-family home and a triplex. Plans call for the construction of a six-story edifice featuring 96 guest rooms above basement and at-grade parking for 57 vehicles.
Corbel Architects is designing the hotel, which would have a gridded facade composed of cement plaster and concrete. Floor plans indicate that open-air amenity decks are planned above the building's second and sixth floors.
City records list the project applicant as 1040 Dewey, LLC, an entity managed by Kyong Ae Baek. The project's architectural plans show its applicant as the Koreatown-based firm J&T Construction, LLC.
The proposed development would rise one block northeast of the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, where the City of Los Angeles has approved the redevelopment of a full block with multifamily housing and street-fronting commercial uses.
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