(STAFF ACCESS ONLY) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
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Glendale, CA 91206
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October 22, 2020 AT 5:00 PM
Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and health recommendations from the LA County Health Department, the Design Review Board meeting will be available to the public electronically.
Due to social distancing requirements, the public will not be able to attend the meeting. The public is encouraged to watch and participate from the safety of their homes to practice social distancing.
Discussion is limited to items not a part of this agenda. Each speaker is limited to 5 minutes. Design Review Board may question or respond to the speaker but there will be no debate or decision.
BOARD/COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
601-611 North Brand Boulevard
To construct a new 852-room hotel on the surface parking lot area fronting Sanchez Drive, while maintaining the existing 14-story office building fronting Brand Boulevard, the one-story gym building on the southeast corner of Brand Boulevard and Doran Street, and the five-story parking garage fronting Doran Street (all existing buildings/structures built in 1972), on the 5.2 acre project site located in the DSP-Gateway District. The hotel will consist of two towers above a four-story podium. The westerly tower will be 34 stories (including the podium) and approximately 370 feet in height. The easterly tower will be 35 stories (including the podium) and approximately 380 feet in height. A total of 1,949 parking spaces (existing and proposed) will be located on the site, including parking required for the existing office and gym uses within the existing parking garage, as well as the required parking for the proposed hotel within the new development. The Board will be performing an advisory review for the City Council Stage I preliminary review.
The project is being reviewed in an advisory role by the Design Review Board. The Board’s recommendations will be forwarded to the City Council for their Stage I review of the project. Environmental review for the project will occur between the Stage I and Stage II review of the project by the City Council.