At its meeting yesterday, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission signed off on a local developer's plan to redevelop mid-century commercial building near the northwest corner of Sunset and Cahuenga Boulevards with a mid-rise hotel.

Night view - looking north from across SunsetArcheon

The proposed project from Highland Park-based developer NELA Homes, slated for a property at 6445 W. Sunset Boulevard, calls for the construction of a 13-story building featuring a 175-room hotel, 11,400 square feet of restaurant space, and a 72-car garage.

Archeon Group is designing the project, which would rise approximately 173 feet in height, with a restaurant space placed at the roof level. Renderings depicted the finished product with an exterior of glass and metal mesh screens facing Sunset Boulevard, masking above-grade parking.

The Commission's vote endorses the approval of a zone change, a 20 percent reduction in required automobile parking, and a conditional use permit for on-site alcohol sales. The requested zone change is subject to an additional approval by the Los Angeles City Council.

Pending those approvals, construction is expected to occur over a 22-month period concluding in 2024, according to an environmental study conducted for the project.

6445 W Sunset BoulevardGoogle Maps

The project joins a budding hotel district centered on Selma Avenue to the north, where establishments such as the Dream Hollywood and Mama Shelter have opened in recent years. Also in the works is an Art Deco hotel tower on the opposite side of Sunset and Cahuenga and a mixed-use project which would combine a hotel with housing a block south on De Longpre Avenue.