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26-story hotel once called ‘Lizard In’ sets new 2019 opening date in DTLA

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A new name and a new opening date. Plus, plans for parking

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The in-the-works Historic Core hotel formerly known as the Lizard In Los Angeles is inching toward construction.

In a new environmental impact report, the 26-story hotel is referred to as Spring Street Hotel, and a new construction date is pegged at mid-2017 with an opening in mid-2019. (Last we heard, construction would begin in 2016 with an opening date in the second half of 2018). It would be located on a slim parcel that currently holds a 31-space parking lot on Spring Street between 6th and 7th Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.

Urbanize LA points out that there’s another big change in plans: on-site parking. Previous plans had called for guests to turn their cars over to valets who would park the vehicles at a nearby garage.

Now, the 170-room hotel would hold 63 parking spaces in three levels of underground parking.

Don’t worry, there will still be valets at the curb. They’ll just drive cars around to the alley behind the hotel, where there will be an entrance to the underground garage, which will incorporate a car elevator, according to the report.

There’s also a slight change in the height of the the hotel, which was previously described as 28 stories tall and a maximum of 325 feet tall. Now, it’s described in the report as “approximately 26 stories tall,” but reaching a higher maximum height of 338 feet tall.

The dynamic-looking hotel would also feature a rooftop lounge and a restaurant. The building, designed by Adam Sokol Architecture Practice (asap) will feature lots of concrete, including a concrete grid rising up 150 feet (“to match the roof levels of the adjacent historic buildings”) and concrete panels on the tallest part of the tower.

A handful of other towers are in the works in the Historic Core. There’s a 33-story tower planned near Grand Central Market, a 40-story tower planned for just a block up Spring, and a 38-story tower planned at Sixth and Main.