Westside

Street view of new Century Plaza Hotel

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The City Council on Tuesday gave final approval for that $2 billion development around the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. From City News Service:

On separate votes, the council unanimously approved a 15-year development agreement and an environmental impact report for the 1.5 million-square-foot mixed-use project.


The plan includes restoration of the famed hotel at the intersection of Avenue of the Stars and Constellation Boulevard, including 394 modernized rooms and 63 high-end apartments. The project also includes two 46-story residential towers, a 100,000-square-foot plaza with shops and restaurants and two acres of open space with fountains and walkways.

The project will connect the residential towers and hotel to the Westfield Century City mall and includes a proposed Metro subway station for the planned Westside Subway Extension from Union Station downtown to Westwood.

As for the the front of the hotel, the rendering from the architects shows the current auto entrance and hole to the underground mall gone and a new plaza facing Avenue of the Stars.


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