Because so little goes on in Venice without some colossal fight, this seems worth pointing out: According to documents filed with the city planning department this week, developers are proposing putting a 24-room hotel at 305-309 Ocean Front Walk (near Rose Avenue). The project would include a 1,877-square foot restaurant with a bar and outdoor seating area, and one level of subterranean parking with 45 spaces. According to the documents, there's an existing vacant store on the site that would be demolished for the project. It looks like this project has been kicking around since at least 2006, so its current status isn't clear. Older documents call the project the Ocean Front Walk Hotel. The tidbit follows news that the Best Western hotel at 1697 Pacific Avenue is being reborn as the Hotel Erwin, while Venice residents will recall thehuge fight over the Hotel Ray at 901 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a project that was ultimately shot down.
· City Planning Department [LA City]
· Venice's Best Western Reborn as Hotel Erwin [Curbed LA]