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Pizzuti proposes Short North hotel

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The Dispatch wrote Pizzuti proposes Short North hotel

Project would include garage, office building

Thursday, February 14, 2008


A local developer wants to build a hotel in the Short North across from Goodale Park, a major project that also would include a cultural center, office building and parking garage.

Pizzuti Cos. will unveil the project tonight to the Victorian Village Commission. It would occupy nearly an entire block of the Short North that includes the 1920s building housing the Order of the United Commercial Travelers of America, a fraternal society that offers insurance to its members.

Pizzuti Cos.’ preliminary concept for the project includes a 10-story, 160-room hotel fronting High Street, a parking garage with up to 500 spaces, a 40,000-50,000-square-foot office/residential building, Retail space totaling 12,000 square feet, and a cultural center in a restored portion of the United Commercial Travelers building, which faces the park.


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