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Proposal for Six-Story Hotel on Lane Avenue Going Back to Board

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for Six-Story Hotel on Lane Avenue Going Back to Board
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A proposal to build a six-story hotel on Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington is going back to that city’s Board of Zoning and Planning.

Although the latest iteration of the project contains some design changes, the overall plan is similar to what was presented in February – the main building would front Lane Avenue and contain a 118-room Home2 Suites hotel over a ground-floor J. Liu Restaurant, while a rear parking garage and surface lot would provide enough parking for 159 cars.

The development would require the demolition of a two-story office building at 1640 W. Lane Ave., as well as five single-family homes facing Westmont Boulevard. The site is immediately west of the five-story mixed-use development known as The Lane.

The original proposal, from March of 2016, called for a five-story apartment building behind the hotel. That idea was scaled back after residents expressed concern about the intensity of the development. The massing of the project was also shifted toward Lane Avenue in an attempt to limit the impact to the single-family houses that sit to the north.

The board will first review the new plan at its April 3 work session, then have a chance to vote on the proposal at its formal meeting on April 17.

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