A proposal to revamp a historic building on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has received the blessing of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.

View of The Palmer Building looking southwest from Hollywood BoulevardAGI

The Palmer Building, developed in the 1920s by Hollywood businessman and physician Dr. Edwin O. Palmer at 6360-6366 Hollywood Boulevard, began its life as a commercial office building. But since 2020, Orange County-based Artist Guild Hotels has pursued approvals to convert the four-story edifice into a boutique hotel. Current plans call for 57 guest rooms with 8,885 square feet of restaurant and lounge space.

AGI is designing the project, which would retain the appearance of the nearly century-old building in accordance with Federal standards for the rehabilitation of historic structures, while also accommodating the addition of a pool deck and rooftop dining space.

The plan approved by the Planning Commission is significantly pared back from Artist Guild's original vision for the Palmer, which was announced in 2020. The company had previously sought to add six new floors atop the low-rise building, creating a 10-story hotel with 87 guest rooms.

Location of the Palmer BuildingGoogle Maps

Artist Guild's project is one of a handful of new hotels in the works along the Walk of Fame, including the Whiskey Hotel, now taking shape at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue, and another planned at La Brea Avenue.

Local developer Relevant Group has also built a series of boutique hotels along Selma Avenue, roughly one block southwest of the Palmer Building.