An initial study published by Culver City unveils new details for a proposed boutique hotel slated to replace a strip mall near the interchange of the 405 and 90 freeways.

The project, which comes from Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm Sandstone Properties, would replace a strip mall at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Slauson Avenue.  The proposed hotel, called The Jeff, would consist of a five-story building featuring 175 guest rooms, amenities, and restaurant space above 138 parking spaces in a two-level subterranean garage.

Nakada Partners is designing The Jeff, which would face Jefferson and Slauson with anamorphous glass and metal facade, but present a softer exterior consisting of landscaped terraces along the Sunkist Park neighborhood to the north.

The building mass would wrap around a central courtyard area - described as an "oculus" - providing open space on the second floor.  Its top floor would include a pool deck and a rooftop bar overlooking Jefferson Boulevard.

Access to the two-level subterranean parking garage would be provided via a driveway at the back of the property, abutting an existing alleyway.

According the environmental study, construction of The Jeff is expected to occur over a 30-month period beginning in the first quarter of 2022 and concluding in 2024.

Springboard Hospitality - which runs the Chamberlain West Hollywood and Grafton on Sunset - is expected to operate The Jeff upon opening, according to a project website.

Sandstone Properties is developing several large mixed-use and multifamily residential developments in the Los Angeles area, including a proposed hotel tower in Pico-Union and a high-rise apartment complex slated for the Warner Center community.  The company broke ground last year on a five-story residential building in Westchester, not far from the site of the future Culver City hotel.