Century Plaza Hotel Saved from Demolition

11th February 2010 (Last Updated February 11th, 2010 18:30)

Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, USA, is to be saved from demolition following the creation of a new development plan. The plan was created by owners Next Century Associates, along with the Los Angeles Conservancy and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The owne

Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, USA, is to be saved from demolition following the creation of a new development plan.

The plan was created by owners Next Century Associates, along with the Los Angeles Conservancy and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The owners earlier proposed demolishing the hotel, then redeveloping it with a mixed-use project comprising a hotel, residential buildings, offices, retail outlets, public plazas and open spaces.

The Los Angeles Conservancy, the National Trust and Next Century Associates worked collaboratively for the proposal to preserve the hotel while also continuing the new development on the property.

The new development will have a mix of residential, office and retail areas.

The project is expected to undergo the city review by the Cultural Heritage Commission for eligibility as a City Historic-Cultural Monument, and an approval process including a full environmental impact report that will be submitted later this year.

Los Angeles City Council member Paul Koretz said the revised project will be reviewed under a complete and open community process.

“Any new development will have to be consistent with the Century City North Specific Plan,” Koretz said.

The National Trust listed the hotel as one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in 2009, according to earthtimes.org.