A trio of small commercial buildings in the unincorporated community of Del Aire is destined for the wrecking ball, and a new hotel is slated to rise in their place.

According to building permits on file with Los Angeles County, an entity known as Williams Ashley, Inc. hopes to construct a six-story, 128-room hotel on an approximately .45-acre site at the northeast corner of Aviation Boulevard and 118th Place.

Additional details about the proposed development are not immediately clear.

The project site is located just three blocks south of Metro's Aviation/LAX Station, the longtime connection between Los Angeles International Airport and the Green Line.  The elevated stop beneath the 105 Freeway is currently closed for construction, as Metro ties it into the new Crenshaw/LAX Line, which will route trains north to a connection with the new LAX Automated People Mover.

The proposed hotel would be the second major development in the past three years near the station site, following a 264-unit apartment complex that was recently completed next door.  Also planned across Aviation Boulevard in El Segundo city limits is a 500,000-square-foot office campus that would repurpose a former Northrop Grumman facility.


Proposed hotel development site. Image via Google Maps.

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Small Apartment Building Slated for Crescent Heights Boulevard

Three-story, 12-unit building would rise on two parcels.

Last week, the City of West Hollywood's Design Review Subcommittee considered a proposal to construct a small apartment building on two parcels at 1011 and 1015 N. Crescent Heights Boulevard.

The project, which is being designed by Culver City-based architecture firm Modative, calls for the construction of a three-story, 12-unit building featuring 20 parking spaces.  Plans call for a mix of one- and two-bedroom dwellings, including one unit of affordable housing.