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Six-story hotel would add 120 guest rooms to booming Koreatown

It would also include over 6,000 square feet of retail space

View of the project site
The hotel would replace a handful of existing structures at 2870 Olympic Boulevard.
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A new six-story hotel may be headed for a rapidly redeveloping stretch of red hot Koreatown.

Plans filed with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning show the project would bring 120 new guest rooms to the neighborhood, along with 6,103 square feet of retail space and a total of 13,550 square feet of space set aside for guest amenities.

Planned for the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Kenmore Avenue, the hotel would replace a pair of office buildings and an auto shop. Parking for the development would be located in a three-level podium structure (plus one level of underground parking) with 104 vehicle spaces and 32 spots for bikes.

If approved, plans indicate that the project would take about two years to construct, wrapping up as soon as the end of 2019.

Much of the development boom now overtaking Koreatown has been concentrated along the busy Wilshire corridor. But recently developers have been looking to the neighborhood’s southern boundaries.

Earlier this year, a developer proposed another hotel—this one with 99 rooms—just a block from this latest proposal. A pair of mixed use projects with a combined 83 units of housing and 40,000 square feet of commercial space are also in the works further east on Olympic Boulevard.

Rendering of 2870 Olympic Boulevard Via Los Angeles Department of City Planning