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Boutique Hotel Proposed for Italian Village Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Boutique Hotel Proposed for Italian Village SiteA proposed hotel would replace this single-story building. Photos by Brent Warren.
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A proposal calling for a three-story hotel at 1020 N. Fourth St. will be presented to the Italian Village Commission this afternoon.

The project would require the demolition of a one-story building that has been home to a hookah lounge since 2012 (originally called Village Cafe and Hookah, the business is now named Hyer Hookah Lounge).

According to the meeting agenda, a surface parking lot behind the hotel would provide space for 24 cars. A pool and a 1,400-square-foot urban garden are also proposed for the property.

Josiah Myers, Bob Myers and Joel Roby are listed as the applicants, while the architect is J. Carter Bean.

The proposal will be reviewed conceptually, meaning the commission will have a chance to offer feedback without voting to approve or disapprove.

Also on the agenda for the meeting is a proposal for the parcel immediately to the north – the former Durable Slate building, located at 1040 N. Fourth St.

That’s the building that the Lykens Companies has proposed replacing with a four-story apartment complex. The latest plan for the site calls for a 66-unit building with commercial space on the first floor.

If both of the proposals eventually move forward, the east side of North Fourth Street between Detroit and Third avenues could look very different in the near future. The corridor has already seen a lot of development, with multiple projects completed and more on the way.

The Durable Slate building, at 1040 N. Fourth St., where apartments are proposed.
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