Just north of the core of Downtown Glendale, the wood-and-concrete frame of a new Aloft Hotel is taking shape.

Located at the northeast corner of Brand Boulevard and Dryden Avenue, the project consists of a six-story building featuring 85 guest rooms with ground-floor restaurant space and 85 parking spaces in two basement levels.

Alajajian Marcoosi Architects is designing the podium-type building, which will be clad in a mix of aluminum, metal mesh screen, and stucco, as well as other accent materials.  Architectural plans show that the hotel will feature amenities including a gym, meeting rooms, and a rooftop terrace.

The project, which is being developed by investor Michael Tchakmakjian, received $17.6 million in construction financing in February 2018.  At the time, it was estimated that construction would be complete in May 2019.

Tchakmakjian previously considered developing the property with a five-story apartment complex in 2015, but changed his plans to the current hotel project one year later.