A short walk south of Metro's Aviation/LAX Station in the unincorporated community of Del Aire, has bitten the dust, wood framing is nearing its peak at the site of a new multifamily residential development.

The project site, which spans a half-acre at 11814-11824 Aviation Boulevard, is approved for the construction of a six-story, 82-unit apartment building. Plans also call for 42 parking spaces in a street-level garage.

Rendering of 11814 Aviation BoulevardLos Angeles County

According to Los Angeles County Assessor's records, the project site is owned by William Ashley, Inc. The company, which is managed by William Ali Pournamdari, purchased the land in 2016.

Readers may recall that the building was originally planned as a six-story, 152-room hotel in roughly the same building envelope, with a Hilton brand attached to operate. However, building permits on file with the County confirm that the project is now a residential development.

11814-11824 Aviation BoulevardGoogle Maps.

Renderings of the earlier project depicted a contemporary podium-type building with a C-shaped footprint wrapping a courtyard and a swimming pool.

The new development is the second in recent years to rise near Aviation/LAX Station, following a 264-unit apartment complex which was completed in 2016.