Proposed DTLA Hotel Hi-Rise May Be Built Sans Parking

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In what would a historic and possibly precedent-setting move, city planners are considering green-lighting a hotel tower that includes no car parking.

A developer wants to built a 28-story hotel at 631 S. Spring Street on a relatively-narrow lot sandwiched between two Historic Core buildings. The hotel would feature 176 guest rooms, a good chunk of ground-floor retail, a bevy of restaurants, a rooftop terrace, and outdoor swimming pool, according to urbanize.la.

In lieu of car parking, the hotel would offer 18 spaces for bikes, while drivers would utilize adjacent garages and lots (there’s no shortage of those in the area). The bustling neighborhood is likely to embrace the project — imagine this proposal in Santa Monica, for instance — so don’t be surprised if this actually comes to fruition.

Parking-less projects are common in cities like New York, but even with a changing L.A., the concept is new here. If parking reductions are really going to take root, walkable, transit-rich DTLA is the perfect place for it.

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