A new hotel could be coming to North Hollywood's main drag, according to an application submitted earlier this month to the City of Los Angeles.
According to a case filing dated November 20, Agoura Hills-based real estate firm Napa Industries, LLC is seeking to redevelop a roughly 30,000-square-foot site at the northwest corner of Lankershim Boulevard and Hesby Street. The property - which is currently improved with parking and two small commercial buildings - is slated for the construction of a seven-story edifice containing a 171-room hotel with 9,350 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space and semi-subterranean parking for 89 vehicles.
AXIS/GFA is designing the project, which is depicted in conceptual renderings as a contemporary infill building - clad it metal, cement, and stucco - standing approximately 85 feet to its roof line. Architectural plans show that hotel would have a V-shaped footprint, masking a rear loading dock and parking area at the northwest corner of the property. Proposed ancillary features would include a conference facility, a fitness center, and a rooftop pool deck.
Construction of the proposed hotel is contingent on the approval of a series of discretionary entitlements by the City of Los Angeles, including a general plan amendment, a zone change, and a conditional use permit for on-site alcohol sales.
The proposed project is the latest in a series of new developments along the roughly half-mile stretch of Lankershim leading toward Metro's North Hollywood Station, which is the shared terminus of the B Line subway and G Line busway - as well as two future bus rapid transit corridors connecting with the northern San Fernando Valley and Pasadena.
One block north and Lankershim and Otsego Street, a mixed-use project featuring 297 apartments and an Amazon Fresh market opened earlier this year.
Farther north at Lankershim and Chandler Boulevard, a similar project consisting of multifamily housing and retail is currently under construction.
The largest of all developments in the neighborhood - the $1-billion District NoHo complex - calls for replacing the North Hollywood Station park-and-ride lots with a series of new buildings containing housing, office space, and retail uses.
- North Hollywood (Urbanize LA)