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Westlake project could bring hotel conversion and new 41-story tower

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220 rooms and 478 residential units

Big changes are planned for a Wilshire Boulevard property that houses a medical building and parking lots, just a block east of Alvarado Street in Westlake.

According to plans filed Tuesday with the city’s planning department, a developer wants to convert the medical building, which looks to be 13 stories tall, into a 220-room hotel. That hotel conversion will be joined by a new, 41-story residential tower with 478 units. Thirty-nine of those will be designated affordable housing. The tower will also hold a "learning and performance center," though the plans don't say how big the center might be. The new, tall project would be about a block from the Westlake/MacArthur Park the subway station for the Red and Purple lines.

The medical building isn’t just any old corporate structure. Built in 1928, the historic building was once a Crocker Bank; the structure has previously been identified as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

Curbed has reached out to the property owner for further information.