A tipster sends word that protective fencing has appeared around a half-acre property in Sherman Oaks, signaling the impending start of work for a new hotel.

The project - first reported by the website LAOCDB - is slated for a parking lot at 12828 W. Riverside Drive.  Plans call for a four-story building, featuring 94 guest rooms, 61 parking spaces and ancillary features such as a swimming pool.

Renderings from COE Architecture International portray a contemporary low-rise structure, clad with a mixture of cement board panels and plaster.

The proposed evelopment - known as Hotel Sherman Oaks - is being developed by Ramcal Management, Inc.

Rendering by COE Architecture International
Rendering by COE Architecture International
Image via LADCP

176 Affordable Housing Units Open in Wilmington

The new housing has already received 3,000 applications.

Nonprofit developers Abode Communities and Mercy Housing California have completed construction of Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar, two projects feature 176 affordable homes near the L.A. Waterfront in Wilmington.