Earlier this week, the West Hollywood City Council voted 4-1 to approve the Robertson Lane development, which calls for the construction a new hotel around the iconic Factory nightclub.
Located at 652 N. La Peer Drive, the proposed development calls for the construction of a mid-rise building surrounding the iconic gay club. A full buildout would create 241 guest rooms, an event center, a nightclub, a 750-car garage, and street-fronting retail and restaurant uses.
The project, which is being designed by Hodgetts + Fung, received unanimous approval from the West Hollywood Planning Commission earlier this week. The site plan is oriented around a new mid-block pedestrian paseo, which cuts diagonally across the site, and terminates at the newly refurbished West Hollywood Park.
According to a representative of Faring, the company expects to issue a request for proposals in August to identify an appropriate operator for the proposed hotel.
Another hotel, which will be operated by Kimpton, recently opened across La Peer Drive.
Faring, which is based out of West Hollywood, has made a habit out of new developments that incorporate historic structures. The developer announced plans last year to construct a new office building on Santa Monica Boulevard that would incorporate the French Market Building.
- West Hollywood Archive (Urbanize LA)