4Site Real Estate has obtained building permits for a mixed-use project near the Los Angeles River in Lincoln Heights, allow construction to start on the hotel and housing complex.

The project, which spans the south side of Barranca Street between San Fernando Road and Avenue 21, will consist of a six-story edifice featuring 100 residential units with a 200-room hotel, nearly 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and parking for 135 vehicles.  The mix of one- and two-bedroom dwellings would include 45 live/work units and five apartments reserved as extremely low-income affordable housing over a 30-year period.

Tighe Architecture is designing the development, which will include a geometric roofline and arched openings lining its ground floor.  Plans call for open space amenities such as a pool deck, a gym, recreation rooms, and a courtyard for hotel guests.

4Site is among the first developers to begin work on new construction in the Cornfield Arroyo Specific Plan area, which establishes land use and zoning rules for the communities surrounding Los Angeles State Historic Park.  Though it was lauded for its focus on job-preservation and affordable housing, the plan has failed to produce any new housing since its adoption in 2013, prompting a push from a member of the Los Angeles City Council to revise several of its policies.

In addition to the Lincoln Heights project, 4Site has invested in several ground-up developments in the Central Los Angeles area, including several new apartment buildings in the Westlake neighborhood.

The housing and hotel development will rise a few blocks south of properties owned by the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation and Goodwill Southern California.  The two entities have discussed partnering on a mixed-use campus containing offices, commercial space, and affordable housing.