An empty commercial building near Metro's Aviation/LAX Station has bitten the dust, clearing the way for the construction of a new hotel.

Site prep at 11814-11824 Aviation BoulevardUrbanize LA

The project site, located on a half-acre site at 11814-11824 Aviation Boulevard in the unincorporated community of Del Aire, is approved for the construction of a six-story building featuring 128 guest rooms and street-level parking for 50 vehicles.

According to a staff report from the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, the developer of the proposed hotel is a Hawthorne-based entity called William Ashley, Inc.  The company, which is managed by William Ali Pournamdari, purchased the land in 2016.

Renderings of the project included with the staff report depict the hotel as a contemporary podium-type building.  The rooms would be located in a C-shaped footprint around a courtyard with a swimming pool.

Rendering of the Aviation Boulevard hotel via Los Angeles County

In 2018, the applicant indicated in correspondence with the Department of Regional Planning that it was in negotiations with a Hilton brand to operate the proposed hotel.

While commercially zoned land is uncommon in the Del Aire community, the new hotel is not the only project to rise in proximity to Aviation/LAX station in recent years.  A 264-unit apartment complex opened just south of the elevation rail stop in 2016.