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Last week, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning published an initial study which offers up new details on citizenM's proposed hotel near Hollywood & Vine.

The projectsite, located just south of the Capitol Records Building, was purchased by citizenM earlier this year for approximately $7.5 million.  The Dutch company is now seeking approvals from the City of Los Angeles to demolish an existing one-story restaurant and replace it with a 216-room boutique hotel, featuring multiple food and beverage venues and three levels of underground parking.

A site plan contained within the initial study indicates that global architecture firm Gensler has been tapped to design the project, which would take the form of a 14-story, 183-foot tall building.  Several guest amenities would be situated on the hotel's second level, including a workspace, an outdoor terrace overlooking Vine Street, a limited-service bar, and a 3,300-square-foot "living room," with lounge seating and a floor-to-ceiling display of curated books.  Additional amenities would be located on the building's 13th floor, including a fitness center, a guest-only bar and an outdoor deck.

The developer has also requested approvals to install murals along the southwest corner of the building and along the ground-level entrance to the hotel.

Construction of the citizenM Hollywood & Vine is expected to occur over approximately 21 months, beginning in 2018 and finishing in 2020.

The proposed hotel joins several ongoing and propoed developments flanking the Capitol Records Building, including the controversial Millennium Hollywood, the Argyle Hotel and an 18-story residential tower from Related California.

1718 N. Vine Street (Image: Google Street View)
Ground-floor plan for citizenM Hollywood & Vine (Image: LADCP)
1718 N. Vine Street, outlined in red (Image: Google Maps)