A motel that has stood in Chinatown since the 1960s could make way for a much larger development, according to plans filed yesterday with the City of Los Angeles.

The Royal Pagoda Motel, located at 995 N. Broadway, is slated for redevelopment with nine-story, 111,751-square-foot hotel featuring a 6,211-square-foot rooftop restaurant and lounge.  Applicant Peter Kwong has requested alcohol and live entertainment permits for the project.

Additional details regarding the project are unclear based on its case filing.

Though taller than the existing two-story motel, the proposed development would be dwarfed by two other developments planned nearby on North Broadway.

To the north, a narrow strip of land overlooking Los Angeles State Historic Park is slated for the construction of a series of mid-rise structures featuring 920 apartments and retail space.

To the south, a shopping center across the street from Chinatown's Central Plaza is poised for a 27-story tower that would feature 178 apartments above office space and retail.