A vacant building in North Hollywood that was once home to a Mexican restaurant could make way for a hotel, according to plans filed yesterday with the City of Los Angeles.

The approximately 31,000-square-foot site, located at the northwest corner of Lankershim Boulevard and Gilmore Avenue, is slated for the construction of an 89-room hotel featuring at-grade parking, a lobby, a breakfast area, a fitness room, a multipurpose room, and a swimming pool.

Project applicant Nitin Patel, operating through the entity NoHo Land, LLC, has requested a conditional use permit to allow for hotel operations within 500 feet of residential uses.

City records list the project applicant as Apex Designs, a Bellflower-based architecture firm.

The proposed development would rise a block south of the former Debbie Reynolds dance studio, which is slated to be replaced with a mixed-use structure containing 119 apartments and ground-floor retail space.