A small empty lot in Downtown's South Park neighborhood could be developed with a mixed-use hotel project, according to an application submitted recently to the Los Angeles Planning Department.

The property, located at 1130 S. Hope Street, is currently vacant.  An entity affiliated with Domyan Properties, which is identified as the owner of the roughly 7,800-square-foot parcel, is seeking entitlements for the construction of an 11-story building on the property, containing 144 hotel rooms with 378 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a 56 parking spaces in an automated garage.

Bucilla Group Architecture is designing the proposed hotel, which would rise to an apex of 172 feet above street level.  Architectural plans show a contemporary mid-rise structure, clad in a combination of metal and concrete, and capped with a rooftop amenity deck.

Requested entitlements for the project include a transfer of development rights to achieve additional height, as well as a zoning administrator’s adjustment to allow for a reduced side-yard setback.

Until 2019, the development site was improved with a small three-story building which dated to the early 20th century.  In 2013, a different entity sought to incorporate the historic structure into a 44-room boutique hotel development.  However, entitlement for the unbuilt project expired in 2018, and the small brick building was demolished in 2019.

The project site is surrounded by a collection of modern high-rise developments, including the Evo, Luma, and Elleven condominium buildings to the north and east, and the 1133 S. Hope Street apartment tower to the west.

Other hotel developments planned in the surrounding neighborhood include a 13-story, 160-room building from AEG at 11th Street and Grand Avenue and a 16-story, 243-room tower from Mack Real Estate Development at 12th and Olive Streets.