What will the adaptive reuse of the Security Pacific Bank Building at Hollywood and Cahuenga look like? Well, by definition, it'll look a lot like the old place. But renderings, floorplans, and more details have arrived, and we know the finished product will be a "high-end, boutique hotel" (yeah, just two blocks from the W) designed by Dallas-based Rottet Studio (they have an office in LA), the firm behind the Renaissance Hollywood. There are hearings in August and September before the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and then if passed, the City Council, according to Sheri Bonstelle, an attorney with Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro who is representing the developer.
The flashiest changes will be the demolition and reconstruction of the small building north of the bank building, and the transformation of the alley between the two buildings from an ugly ducking/easement into a beautiful swan/porte-cochere.
Calls to Oklahoma-based developer Jeff Records weren't returned. Plans say construction will start in June 2010 and be done by the end of 2011.
· New Lease on Life for Hollywood's Security Pacific Bank [Curbed LA]
· Rottet Studio [Official Site]