Jerry's Motel, a small but well-reviewed budget hotel in the City West neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles, is slated to make way for a larger boutique inn.

The new establishment, to be known as the Metric Hotel, would consist of a five-story structure featuring 28 guest rooms and various amenities.  All existing structures on the approximately .21-acre site at 285 Lucas Avenue would be demolished to make way for the new development.

The project is being marketed as a less-expensive alternative for younger travelers, who are currently served by the large corporate chains which comprise the majority of Downtown's hotel market.

According to the website of Aaron Neubert Architects, the Metric will be constructed through modular building components, with a steel and glass street facade.

Completion of the hotel is expected in 2017.

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Affordable Housing Rises Next to Blue Line in Long Beach

The Beacon will feature 160 units next to Anaheim Station.

After nine months of construction, Century Housing is now four stories about ground at the Beacon, a new affordable housing complex in Downtown Long Beach. 

The project, located next to the Blue Line's Anaheim Station, will feature 160 residential units catering to seniors and veteran in two buildings known as Beacon Place and Beacon Pointe.  Plans also call for amenities such as a gym, a public plaza, supportive s