A surface parking lot of less than one-fifth of an acre in downtown L.A.’s South Park neighborhood might soon house a slim hotel.
Jayesh and Ketan Kumar of Hollywood hotel development and investment firm PNK Group Investments have submitted a proposal for a 43-room, six-story hotel with two residential units and 18 parking spaces at the lot, according to documents filed with the Department of City Planning. It’s unclear whether the applicants will develop the hotel as part of the PNK portfolio, which includes the BLVD Hotel and Spa in Studio City.
The lot, at 1320 S. Flower St., is owned by Elliot Tishbi, chief executive of downtown L.A. wholesaler Aplus Fabrics Inc., who declined to comment on the proposal. The applicants could not be reached for comment.
The hotel will be designed by Irvine architecture firm Nklosures. Nikhil Kamat, principal at the firm, said the proposed hotel building would be roughly 22,500 square feet.
Sources said the applicants are also working on a 55-room, seven-story hotel project at 1525 N. Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood, dubbed Hotel Nue, which recently went through the approvals process and is also being designed by Nklosures.
The South Park hotel is not the only one proposed for a small downtown parking lot site. New York and Beijing-based Lizard Capital has proposed a 176-room hotel, dubbed Lizard in Los Angeles, on a small lot in downtown’s Historic Core at 633 S. Spring St.
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