A Orange County-headquartered real estate investment firm is planning a mid-rise hotel development in Westlake, according to an application filed earlier this week with the City of Los Angeles.

The project, which comes from Newport Beach-based EKN Development Group, is slated for a roughly .84-acre site at the northwest corner of Glendale and Beverly Boulevards.  Plans call for demolishing an existing commercial building and vacating a alley way to created a unified development site accommodating a nine-story hotel with food-and-beverage venues.

The proposed development would include 185 guest rooms, a rooftop bar, and an open-deck pool, according to the EKN website.  Renderings depict a mid-rise structure with a setback along the western property line used to create an amenity deck.

The project team includes HKS Architects, which is designing the proposed hotel, and HDR, Inc., which is serving as a consultant.  No operator has been selected for the hotel at this point in time, according to a representative of EKN.

Construction of the hotel is expected to begin in late 2020 and be completed by Spring 2022.

The development site, officially located at 101-115 N. Glendale Boulevard, was previously slated to be developed with a mixed-use apartment building.  

EKN's project would rise across the street from a property that once housed the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, which relocated last year to Highland Park.  The Theater's former home on 1st Street is slated to be incorporated into the ground-floor of a proposed apartment complex.