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Downtown real estate development stays hot. Following up on the Hampton Inn™ now being proposed at the northeast corner of Main Street and 16th Street, the last real vacant piece of River Market real estate might be finally becoming taxable property.
It will have a surface parking lot with parking under the building. Site plan is below. 4th Street is at the top and 5th Street is at the bottom in the drawing.
I think the architect needs a color wheel. This is what the building will look like from 5th Street. I guess the light blue stucco will stick out and the former Populous building at 3rd and Wyandotte won't be the only building looking out of place. The former Populous building being this one that Populous occupied for 10 or so tax abated years before moving to another tax abated property. I really hate the design of that building.......
Here is the eastern side.
Proposed view from 4th Street. The entrance to the parking will be on the right of the rendering where the shaded part and wording is.
I'm making an assumption with no facts or context but I think the business market is desiring hotels located in areas with people and not in far flung suburban wastelands. Why else would there be multiple hotels being built downtown?
A Hampton Inn™ is now being proposed at the northeast corner of Main Street and 16th Street right on the streetcar line.
It appears to include a Starbucks™.
Below is the west elevation or what it would look like from Main Street.
Next elevation is the southern or 16th Street view.
If you get lost or drunk in the alley on the east side of the hotel, this is what you will see.
Lastly, the north side will look like this.
Here are the renderings for the hotel.
I don't know anything about timing but another streetcar parcel appears to be biting the dust.