In addition to the city’s regular approval process, the project must also be reviewed and approved by the Lower Downtown Design Review Board. The first step in the LDDRB process is a review and approval for building mass, form, and context. The development’s initial submittal to the LDDRB for mass, form, and context will be reviewed at the board’s meeting on April 11.
Based on the application materials submitted to the LDDRB, the preliminary building program is as follows: A basement level will contain back-of-house and administrative functions along with the hotel’s fitness center. The ground-floor will include the main entry/lobby, a 1,625 square foot restaurant fronting Blake Street, a 2,230 square foot bar/pre-function space, about 1,500 square feet of meeting rooms, and more back-of-house functions. A total of 177 guest rooms will be located on Floors 2 through 8. No on-site parking will be provided, but some off-site parking spaces will be leased for hotel guests.
The following images were taken from the project’s April 11 submittal package to the LDDRB and were prepared by Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects. These initial renderings are subject to further modifications and refinement over the coming months as the project works its way through the LDDRB and city development review processes.