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Vacant westside senior housing could become boutique hotel

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The developer appears to be Oakland As owner Lewis Wolff

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An empty retirement community at the western edge of Sawtelle could soon be redeveloped into a hotel with 88 rooms and 500 square feet of ground-level retail space.

Plans filed with the city Thursday don’t reveal much more about the project than that, but the Real Deal reports that the developer listed on the application is closely tied to real estate magnate and Oakland Athletics owner Lewis Wolff.

Once known (rather aspirationally) as Brentwood Manor, the senior living development at 12311 West Santa Monica Boulevard was constructed in 1970. According to the Real Deal, it was purchased for $18.1 million in March by an entity connected to Wolff.

If the prolific Saint Louis-based developer is indeed behind the project, it would be far from his first hotel in the Los Angeles area. His company, Wolff Urban Development, also owns the Fairmont in Santa Monica, along with the Burbank Hilton, and a Marriott Courtyard in Sherman Oaks.