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First look at Arts District boutique hotel coming to 4th and Alameda

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Th old brick building was originally a mattress factory

As seen from the Seaton Street entrance to the hotel.
Via Department of City Planning

We’re getting our first look at the boutique hotel headed for a brick building right on the corner of Alameda and Fourth Street, thanks to an environmental filing with the department of city planning.

New York-based Habita Arts District, LLC wants to turn the building, formerly used for heavy manufacturing, into a 66-room hotel with just under 4,000 square feet of restaurant space and about 850 square feet of “specialty retail.”

The structure was built in 1911, and it was originally used as a mattress factory.

The switch to a hotel would include converting the three-story building’s rooftop into a fourth floor, where the hotel’s pool deck and bar would be. (It would also hold some hotel rooms.)

The historic assessment for the property notes that the structure was originally four stories tall; the top story was removed after it sustained serious damage in the 1971 Sylmar earthquake.

As seen from Alameda Street

The entrance for the hotel and the restaurant would be on Seaton Street, a small side street off Fourth Street. Parking would not be offered, even offsite.

The hotel sits about a block north of another planned boutique hotel, which would bring 113 hotel rooms and 129 condos to Fifth and Seaton, near Urth Caffe. The Arts District as a whole is awash with development, seeing hotels, private clubs, and mixed-use buildings proposed throughout the neighborhood at breakneck speed.