Commission Encouraged by Changes to Main Street Hotel Proposal
Representatives of Northstar Realty and Alliance Hospitality were back in front of the Downtown Commission this week to submit a new design for their proposed Home2 Suites extended-stay hotel at 382-404 East Main Street.
The commission was not impressed with the initial design of the 100-suite hotel, saying that the windows were too small and the overall design was not up to the standards of downtown. Included in both proposals is ground floor retail fronting Main Street and a 143-space parking garage.
“They greatly improved the proposal with much better lighting, materials and a more modern look,” said Commissioner Mike Brown. “It is still in the idea phase, but improved.”
Brown said that the commission did request that an entrance to the hotel be included on Main – the submitted design shows the primary entrance on the top level of the two-story parking garage, in the rear of the building.
Another Downtown hotel project – a 12-story Canopy by Hilton on Nationwide Boulevard – was approved on Tuesday after bringing a number of different designs to the commission over the course of the last year.
The Day Companies also submitted their plans for the historic White Haines and Madison’s buildings on High Street north of Gay Street. Included in those plans is the demolition of the former Experience Columbus building and the creation of a pedestrian alley, which would pave the way for what they are calling phase two of the project, a 12-story hotel and parking garage built on the site of a parking lot at 90-104 North High Street.
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Renderings via M+A Architects.