The Los Angeles City Planning Commission has voted to approve a proposal to construct a new hotel just south of Hollywood Boulevard

The project, which comes from Los Angeles-based development firm KOAR, calls for the construction of an 11-story hotel tower on a current parking lot at the corner of Schrader Boulevard and Selma Avenue.  The completed development will feature 191 guest rooms with 5,557 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 100 parking spaces on three basement levels.

Lake Flato Architects is designing the hotel, which would stand 126 feet in height and feature exterior finishes including brick and metal panels.  Open space for guests would be provided in the form of a rooftop terrace and a courtyard fronting Selma Avenue.

KOAR will also rehabilitate an existing 12-unit apartment building which is located immediately north of the hotel site.  That component of the development is being designed by Roschen Van Cleve Architects.

An initial study published earlier this year for the project indicates that construction is expected to occur over approximately 18 months, though a groundbreaking date has not been announced. 

In approving the project, the City Planning Commission also denied a trio of appeals put forth both by a combination of organized labor and a tenant's association.

KOAR's hotel will rise directly across the street from a new Tommie Hotel, which is currently under construction.