Multiple high-rise projects next to the Capitol Records Building were dealt a setback this week courtesy of the California State Geological Survey, but other Hollywood developments continue to make progress despite persistent NIMBY pushback. Near the intersection of Cahuenga Boulevard and Selma Avenue, plans for Los Angeles' first Dream Hotel are officially back in motion. To make that news even sweeter, Five Chairs Development has asked the city for a series of zoning variances which would allow them to increase the project's size. Revised plans for the Dream Hollywood call for a 10-story, 182 room hotel, featuring commercial space at street level and a 65-vehicle subterranean parking structure. Five Chairs would utilize the city's bicycle parking ordinance to substitute expensive on-site automobile parking with less costly bicycle accommodations. The hotel would also lease parking spaces for guests in an off-site garage. The Killefer Flammang designed structure was originally approved in 2008 as a 9-story, 120 room project known as Hotel Selma. Although Five Chairs previously expected the hotel to open in Fall 2013, plans have only recently began working their way through the Department of Building and Safety. This stretch of Selma Avenue is increasingly busy, with both the Columbia Square development and the Camden Hollywood under construction nearby. The J.H. Snyder Company also plans a mid-rise office tower at 1601 Vine Street, but groundbreaking is indefinitely stalled due to the bureaucratic mess wrought by the demise of the Community Redevelopment Agency.
- Jan. 13, 2014 Agenda (CHNC)
- Hotel Selma (Killefer Flammang Architects)
- Hollywood Hotel Project Back on Track With New Operator (Los Angeles Times)