Renderings Unveiled for New Short North HotelNovember 15, 2016 10:00 pm Brent Warren
Crawford Hoying was back in front of the Italian Village Commission tonight with an updated proposal for the southeast corner of Hubbard and High in the Short North. The Dublin-based developer first brought the project to the commission in September, proposing a ten-story hotel on the site of the Haiku restaurant.
The owners of Haiku announced last month that the restaurant will serve its last meal on December 10th.
While the original proposal for the site was conceptual, with just a diagram showing the building’s footprint and programming, the latest submittal features detailed renderings. Moody Nolan is the project architect.
The development’s scale and layout remain similar to what was presented in September — it will feature a 110-room Moxy Hotel, 55,000 square feet of office space, and a 143-space parking garage. The first floor of the building would be divided between a restaurant and retail space, and a rooftop bar would provide views of the neighborhood and downtown.
At September’s meeting, some commissioners expressed concern with the massing and height of the building, although it was also suggested that a larger structure may be more appropriate on this site than many others in the neighborhood.
According to the submittal, the exterior walls will feature brick as well as more unusual materials, like anodized copper and aluminum panels, as well as a bronze anodized aluminum storefront.
Renderings by Moody Nolan.
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