The past several decades have seen dozens of pre-war buildings in the Arts District repurposed as offices and residential lofts.  Now, a property owner is looking to add a hotel to the mix.

Yesterday, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles to convert a former fire station at 710 S. Santa Fe Avenue into a 10-room boutique inn with accessory retail and restaurant space.

The two-story building, built in 1928, was previously known as Engine Co. No. 17.  A leasing page on LoopNet notes that the property includes 10 on-site parking spaces an 30 additional stalls in an off-site garage.

The building sits across the street from the Shorenstein Company's Ford Factory, which will soon be home to the West Coast headquarters of Warner Music Group.

North across 7th Street, the long-awaited AMP Lofts recently began construction.

Another boutique hotel is proposed at 4th and Alameda Streets.