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It was built with taxpayer money.
"I’m surprised at the enormity of the project," says one community organizer.
The nonprofit has often squared off against developers.
Will the revamp shake off the Cecil’s creepy reputation?
Formerly a rent-controlled apartment building, it’s reopening as a boutique hotel.
Dolphins? Check. Golden Retrievers? Check. Rainbow everything? Double check.
Gil Cedillo says the neighborhood has been "under-served by private investment."
The developer would not say if stylish micro-units are still part of the plans, but half of the existing rooms will reopen to hotel guests.
About a block south of Ace Hotel on Broadway.
The 122-year-old hotel sits at the border of Skid Row and the Historic Core.
The 170-room hotel is set to rise on Spring and Sixth streets in Downtown LA.
Membership to this location: $2,160 a year.
Right next to the Capitol Records building.
The West Adams Heritage Association, however, is still firmly opposed. One of its members told a city committee last week that the developers "were arrogant and could care less" about destroying rent-controlled apartments.
Protesters will wear "poop costumes" and carry plungers.
LA is on track to build more than 9,100 hotel rooms near the Convention Center. To get there, it has doled out subsidies totaling well over $600 million.
The Coral Sands Motel used to be a gay cruising spot.
The developer had expired permits for a Travelodge. It built a boutique hotel instead, where rooms can go up to $800 per night.
Rooms, which feature colors and textures reminiscent of a fancy graham cracker, will start at about $420 a night.
City officials have doled out more than $650 million in tax breaks to developers since 2005.
The Historic Core’s Continental Building was converted to lofts in the early 2000s. New plans call for 140 guest rooms and a rooftop bar with outdoor dining.
The hotel’s nine colorful rooms start at $300 a night.
That’s four years later than originally planned.
The gorgeous city landmark is slated to partially open to the public as soon as next year.
The hotel and residential project would rise next to a future Purple Line station.
191 rooms plus a restaurant
Opponents have argued that the developers are getting piece-meal approvals while building out one giant entertainment district.
They were the only safe places for black travelers in Jim Crow-era Los Angeles.
Planned to open in 2020.
Developer CIM Group already has a couple projects in the works in the neighborhood.
The Sunset Strip project, designed by Morphosis, will create a new home for the venue.