The Glendale City Council has signed off on the design concept of a proposed Hotel Indigo on Central Avenue.

Glendale-based developer VK Group is behind the project, which slated to replace a Burger King restaurant at the intersection of Central and Doran Street.  Plans call for the construction of a seven-story edifice featuring 142 guest rooms.  Plans also call for ancillary features and amenities such as a second-story pool and deck, a fitness room, meeting rooms, and a three-level, 137-car underground parking garage.

Togawa Smith Martin is designing the Hotel Indigo, which would have a U-shaped footprint wrapping around a street-fronting courtyard.  The building's architecture is described as taking from the Chicago and Industrial Age styles, with an exterior featuring brick, stone, and metal.

VK Group could begin construction by the end of 2020, depending on the pace of the city review process.

The proposed development is one of a handful of hotel projects in the works for Downtown Glendale, including an under-construction Residence Inn on Louise Street and an 857-room complex planned on Brand Boulevard.

The project site is flanked by several recent mixed-use and multifamily residential developments, such as Carmel Partners' Altana Glendale and Century West Partners' NEXT on Lex apartments.