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Courtyard Marriott Coming to Exposition Park

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson and an aerial of the property (Credit: Google Maps)

A Southern California investment firm, Orion Capital, recently filed plans to build a 168-key Courtyard Marriott hotel across from USC’s main campus.  The plans submitted for the property located at 3685 S. Vermont Ave are the latest twist in a multi-year saga former site of the Bethune Library.

According to a recent article in Urbanize LA, the 33,000-square-foot lot was originally designated for the development of 114-mixed income property – including 52 units of market-rate housing, 45 units of workforce housing, 17 units of affordable housing, as well as, ground-floor retail and a clean tech incubator.

When plans for that development stalled, the City Council quickly approved an agreement with Orion Capital for the Marriott.

Click here to read the full article written by Pat Maio for The Real Deal Los Angeles.


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