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German Village Hotel Proposal Grows to Six Stories

Brent Warren Brent Warren German Village Hotel Proposal Grows to Six StoriesRenderings courtesy of Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design.
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A proposal to build a hotel on the northern edge of German Village has grown in size. When the project was brought before the German Village Commission in March, plans called for a five-story building with 129 guest rooms. The latest concept, which was heard by the commission last night, calls for a six-story building with 156 rooms and an underground garage with space for 148 cars.

Located at 31 E. Livingston Ave., the hotel would be built on the site of a surface parking lot and a one-story office building, which would be demolished. Two existing buildings are included within the scope of the project and would be renovated; one at 489 City Park Ave. and the other at 46 E. Blenkner St.

Renderings provided by the project architect, Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design, show the building rising to six stories on the Pearl Street side and stepping down to three on the City Park Avenue side.

The developer is listed as Mark Patel of Luxe Hotel, a Marysville-based company with a portfolio of about a dozen hotels in Central Ohio.

Because this was a conceptual review, no vote was taken on the project and it will need to return to the commission in the future for approval before it can move forward.

Also reviewed conceptually at this month’s meeting was a significant residential project located farther east on Livingston. The latest iteration of that proposal, which has been before the commission multiple times, calls for a total of 51 one-bedroom apartments in the block of Livingston between Dixon Alley and South Sixth Street.

Forty of the units would be located in two new-build, three-story apartment buildings with the reminder in existing, renovated buildings.

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