If anyone was worried that Hollywood's incredible hotel boom was slowing down, don't, because it's not done yet. Take as proof this newly proposed hotel on Cherokee Avenue right by Franklin that's poised to take over an existing apartment building. This little stretch of the street is dominated by apartment buildings, many of which are taller and larger than the one that could be transforming into what city planning filings describe as a 24-room boutique hotel with on- and off-site parking.
This property was on the verge of a big change back in 2009, when developers wanted to raze the building for condos, but that was the last word on it. The apartments were deemed not-quite-landmark-worthy by a historic resources committee around the time there was talk of replacing them with condos. The large, front building was built in 1939; city records and an aerial view show a smaller building (also built in 1939) on the back of the parcel too.
In order for the building to make the switch to hotel, it will require a number of zoning variances from the city. Curbed has reached out to a rep for the project for more information.
· 1850 N. Cherokee [Planning]
· Mapping the Out-of-Control Hotel Boom About to Hit Hollywood [Curbed LA]
· Even More Condos Coming to Hollywood's Cherokee Avenue* [Curbed LA]