An initial study published last week by the City of Los Angeles sheds more light on plans for a new hotel in the Pico-Union neighborhood.

The proposed development, slated to replace a grocery store and a parking lot at 2250-2270 W. Pico Boulevard, would consist of a two six-story buildings containing 125 guest rooms above a three-level, 130-car basement garage.  Plans also call for various ancillary uses for hotel guests, including a lobby and a small dining area.

The project, designed by Rosemead-based architecture firm JWDA, would have a contemporary look.  Floor plans show that the hotel would be bisected by an existing alley way which cuts north-south through the property.

Requested entitlements for the project include a general plan amendment and a zone change, both of which were initiated in 2017 via a motion introduced by Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo.

Upon approval of the hotel, for which an operator is not currently identified, construction is expected to occur over a roughly 12-month period.  An exact groundbreaking date is not stated in the project's initial study.

City records list the developer of the project as Tauan Chen via the Westlake-based entities Infinitely Group, Inc. and Divine Hotels Group.  The two firms are also behind plans for a 100-room Staybridge Suites hotel in the neighboring community of Westlake.