FAQ

Project Design

1. Why a hotel?

The property is currently zoned for commercial uses and presents an opportunity to fill a niche in the hotel market, appealing to guests visiting the high-tech and creative economy businesses in and around Silicon Beach.

2. Will the project be too tall?

The proposed project fits beneath the city’s 56-foot height limit and is being designed to reduce shade/shadow impacts on the nearby residential area.

3. How much of the hotel will be accessible to the public?

The hotel will provide a wide array of amenities available to the public, including a restaurant that will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and a rooftop lounge designed to accentuate the spectacular views from the site.

4. Will the project be LEED certified?

The building will achieve, at minimum, the LEED Silver standard or equivalent through compliance with the California Green Building Code.

5. What will the hotel look like?

The hotel will include a “green wall” or “living wall,” which uses live plant materials and will be situated on the hotel wall facing the residential neighborhood to provide a more aesthetically pleasing view for residents. On the sides facing the Jefferson corridor, the hotel will feature a signature design that add it to the long list of iconic architectural buildings throughout the city.

Construction

6. When will construction begin and how long will it take?

Construction will begin as soon as possible after the project is approved and will take approximately 22 months to complete.

7. What will happen during construction?

A construction parking, staging and haul route plan will be negotiated with the city before construction begins to mitigate road closures. In addition, the project will abide by the city’s limitations on hours of construction.

Construction

6. When will construction begin and how long will it take?

Construction will begin as soon as possible after the project is approved and will take approximately 22 months to complete.

7. What will happen during construction?

A construction parking, staging and haul route plan will be negotiated with the city before construction begins to mitigate road closures. In addition, the project will abide by the city’s limitations on hours of construction.

Operation

8. Who will operate the Hotel?

A hotel operator has not been selected at this time. (As of May 29, 2019)

9. What will be the hotel restaurant and bar operating hours?

Until a hotel operator is selected, the hours of operation cannot be determined; however, the restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and will be open to the public.

Traffic and Parking

10. Will residents still have access to the alley during construction and when the hotel opens?

Yes. The 30-feet wide alley will continue to be a two-way publicly accessible corridor.

11. Will delivery trucks to the hotel block traffic and access in the alley?

No. A delivery bay off the alley will be constructed as part of the project allowing for two-way traffic to be unobstructed.

12. Where will hotel employees park?

Jeff employees will park on-site.

13. Is there adequate on-site parking for hotel guests and staff?

Yes. The proposed parking capacity exceeds city code requirements.

Traffic and Parking

10. Will residents still have access to the alley during construction and when the hotel opens?

Yes. The 30-feet wide alley will continue to be a two-way publicly accessible corridor.

11. Will delivery trucks to the hotel block traffic and access in the alley?

No. A delivery bay off the alley will be constructed as part of the project allowing for two-way traffic to be unobstructed.

12. Where will hotel employees park?

Jeff employees will park on-site.

13. Is there adequate on-site parking for hotel guests and staff?

Yes. The proposed parking capacity exceeds city code requirements.

Views, Shade, and Shadow

14. Will hotel guests be able to see into residents’ backyards?

No. The sight line diagram below illustrates how terracing and landscaping planned for the residential-facing side of the hotel will prevent guests from looking onto private property.

15. How much reflective glass will face private residences?

Very little if any. Most glass is limited to the Jeff and Slauson elevations, and care will be taken to select materials, including types of glass, that will reduce reflection.

Noise

16. Will residents be impacted by live music or guests at the outdoor pool?

A noise study will be conducted as part of the development process to assess potential impacts; however, the rooftop pool deck has been purposely located away from the residential edge of the project to reduce noise and allow the building to serve as a noise buffer.

Noise

16. Will residents be impacted by live music or guests at the outdoor pool?

A noise study will be conducted as part of the development process to assess potential impacts; however, the rooftop pool deck has been purposely located away from the residential edge of the project to reduce noise and allow the building to serve as a noise buffer.