Concurrent with construction of the new Commonwealth building, we will also orchestrate a restoration on the historic Sheraton Town House. It will include a voluntary seismic retrofit, complete accessibility upgrades, and modernization of its utility infrastructure.
Originally completed in 1929, the Sheraton Town House is a highly visible example of late Beaux Arts classical architecture and was one of the most prominent luxury apartment buildings in the fashionable Wilshire District. In 1937, the Sheraton was re-launched as a luxury hotel. Among other features, it hosted one of Los Angeles’ storied night clubs, the Zebra Room, where Elizabeth Taylor celebrated her first marriage. In 1993 the City of Los Angeles designated the Sheraton an Historic Cultural Monument and in 1997, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1999, the building was converted from hotel to affordable housing. The current quantity of 134 units will be maintained with all new interior finishes, appliances and fixtures.