The boutique hotel conversion in the works for the former Pilgrim Church on Griffith Park Boulevard in Silver Lake (just west of the Sunset Triangle Plaza) has been in the works for years now, but is just now finally seeking permits from the city, including the ones that would allow it to operate as a hotel and serve alcohol, reports Eastsider LA. The hotel, from veteran hotspot-owner Dana Hollister (Villains Tavern, Brite Spot) would have 26 rooms, a 4,000-square-foot restaurant/bar/lounge with space for dancing and live music, a bar on the second floor, and a 2,000-square-foot outdoor area with a pool. There'd also be a rooftop garden. It would be one of very few hotels in the area (a similarly tiny boutique has been proposed in nearby Los Feliz).
Hollister's been at this project for more than three years, even retooling the plan so the hotel had fewer bars in an attempt to appease neighbors worried about noisy drunks taking all the parking. The public hearing was today, then it's in the hands of the Planning Department's zoning administrator.
· Silver Lake church-to-hotel conversion seeks city approval [ELA]
· One Less Bar in Updated Plans For Silver Lake's Church Hotel [Curbed LA]