The project, submitted to the Planning Department for entitlements in November 2020 by Agoura Hills-based real estate firm Napa Industries, LLC calls for redeveloping a 30,000-square-foot site at the northwest corner of Lankershim Boulevard and Hesby Street with a seven-story, 171-room hotel featuring 9,350 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space and semi-subterranean parking for 89 vehicles.
Designed by AXIS/GFA, the podium-type building would be clad in materials including metal, cement, and stucco. The building would have a V-shaped footprint, wrapping a rear-facing loading dock and parking area. Planned amenities include a conference facility, a fitness center, and a rooftop pool deck.
Requested entitlements include a general plan amendment, a zone change, and a conditional use permit for on-site alcohol sales. Should those the Los Angeles City Council approve the project, construction is anticipated to occur over a roughly two-year period starting in 2022 and concluding in 2024.
The proposed project joins a handful of recent developments along the half-mile stretch of Lankershim located to the south of Metro's North Hollywood Station, including a mixed-use project featuring 297 apartments and an Amazon Fresh market that opened last year a block north, ad another residential-retail complex now under construction at Chandler Boulevard.
Those projects will set the stage for the $1-billion District NoHo project, which would replaces 15 acres of surface parking adjacent to North Hollywood Station with housing, office space, and retail uses.