Developer NELA Homes gets OK for Hollywood hotel
175-key property to rise on Sunset Boulevard
L.A.-based developer NELA Homes has notched a green light from the Los Angeles City Council for a mid-rise hotel in the heart of Hollywood.
The council signed off on the project at a meeting this week, Urbanize LA reported.
NELA, an investment and development firm based in the eastside neighborhood of Highland Park, first proposed the project in late 2020, and sought a zone change that had been approved by the City Planning Commission ahead of this week’s City Council vote.
The site is located at 6445 West Sunset Boulevard, near the busy intersection of Sunset and Cahuenga, in a part of central Hollywood that has seen an influx of new hotels and commercial development. Relevant Group has been a major player in the neighborhood, developing a series of four independently branded hotels over the past few years.
NELA’s project will replace an existing commercial building and rise 13 stories. Plans call for 11,400 square feet of commercial space, including a rooftop restaurant, and a 72-car garage. The project would have 175 hotel rooms
Renderings show a modern design with a dark gray pattern and full glass facade. Construction is expected to take nearly two years.
The proposed project is designed by Archeon Group and would rise about 173 feet.
The project had been opposed by a labor union-affiliated group called SAFER, an affiliate of Laborers International Union of North America Local 270. The group argued that the hotel’s construction could lead to formaldehyde exposure, Urbanize LA reported.
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