The Glendale City Council Tuesday will consider an appeal from residents who do not want an 82-foot-tall boutique hotel to go up in northwest Glendale.
The city’s Design Review Board last month unanimously approved a proposal to build an Aloft hotel at 1100 N. Brand Blvd. that will include 85 rooms.
Resident Laurie Collins, one of the appellants, said the problem isn’t the hotel itself — which is allowed by zoning code — but mainly its height, which is also permitted by city code, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Collins said the hotel would be too tall and would take over the views from the windows of the adjacent apartment buildings.
“It’s a big life-changer. It’s a quality-of-life changer. If the council could scale back the size and the mass, I think it would benefit the community,” Collins told The Times in a phone interview.
Losing a floor or two might make it fit in more with the surrounding commercial businesses and residences, she said.
But it doesn’t appear that city staffers are budging at all. They are recommending that the council uphold the Design Review Board’s decision, The Times reported.
—City News Service