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The Planning and Zoning Commission is reviewing plans to renovate the HBE Corp.building at 11318 Olive Boulevard into a Hilton Tapestry hotel. The proposal includes a request to rezone the almost 10-acre site at the southwest corner of Olive Boulevard and Mosley Road from CB-Core Business District to PCD-Planned Commercial Development District.
If approved, the developers will renovate the six-story, 180,000-square-foot building into a 260-room hotel featuring a restaurant, fitness room and outdoor swimming pool for hotel guests. The renovations would involve constructing a six-story addition to the east elevation for new service elevators and an approximately 1,929 square-foot addition in the back of the property for dining and seating. Additionally, the developers have also proposed an open space feature on the property which will include a fountain, statuary, landscaping and seating.
The proposal also features several updates to the exterior of the building including covering portions of the existing brick with an EIFS material that simulates brick on the lower floors and a simulated aggregate finish on the upper floors. The developers also plan to build a new entry canopy at the main entrance with additional landscaping throughout the property.
In addition to the design quality of the site, the Planning and Zoning Commission is also considering several other key issues associated with the proposed development including the impact on adjacent residential properties, pedestrian and vehicular access, and parking associated with the various proposed uses. As the project would require creating a unique zoning district, the Planning and Zoning Commission is working to ensure the development demonstrates a high level of public benefit to the city.
A second phase of the project would include constructing a freestanding restaurant and approximately 20,000 square foot commercial and retail building. The specific designs for these additional buildings would be reviewed at a later date if the proposal is approved.
The Planning and Zoning Commission began their review of the project on October 23, 2017, with a second review on November 6, 2017. The commission was scheduled to review revised plans on Monday, January 29. Once the Planning and Zoning Commission completes its review, the plan will be forwarded to the City Council for consideration tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 12.
For more information, contact Jason Jaggi, Director of Community Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 872-2504.