Planning Commission Approves Hotel At 516 Colorado Avenue In Santa Monica

516 Colorado Avenue516 Colorado Avenue via Howard Laks Architects

A new hotel project has been approved for construction at 516 Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica. The project proposal includes the development of an eight-story hotel building. The site formerly housed Angel’s Attic. The building which housed the museum, a late 19th century Victorian home, was demolished in mid-2021.

Santa Monica-based property management firm XYZ Rent is the property owner. Howard Laks Architects is responsible for the designs.

516 Colorado Avenue View

516 Colorado Avenue View via Howard Laks Architects

The proposed project, first revealed in August 2022, would bring an eight-story hotel building offering 74 rooms. Plans also call for a ground-floor restaurant with outdoor dining – but no on-site parking.

The design by Laks was previously described in a staff report to the Architectural Review Board as being divided into four separate building blocks, separated by an exterior circulation corridor that offers natural ventilation. Renderings also show a roof deck at the top of the structure.

The project site is located east of Downtown Santa Monica Station. The project site sits directly across Colorado Avenue from two additional hotels – a Courtyard Marriott and a Hampton Inn.

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