Downtown hotels

Nope, too much to ask for.

The entire hotel issue downtown is a chicken and egg situation with the convention center. The convention center can’t book larger conventions that require hotel rooms because the hotel rooms aren’t there, while the developers are cautious to build hotels because the convention center hasn’t booked conventions to fill their rooms. It’s maddening!
So, what we get at the convention center are more events that draw from the local area including home shows, car shows, etc. I’m not saying that these are bad to have, it’s just not the most economically advantageous use model for the convention center and the city.

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Personally, I’d like to see some adaptive reuse of the Firestone property if there was a creative way to go vertical above it ala former Father and Sons. That block will have varied heights with Whiskey Kitchen, Nash hotel, hilton-garden, and this corner, so for me reusing that building would be ideal, and include the Firestone sign :v::peace_symbol::heart:

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Maybe one day we could get a creatively designed hotel or office tower. Just one single such structure would improve the skyline by a lot.

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I think the site plans over on Urban Planet showed Morts not in the footprint.

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Yaaay! No synthetic stucco.

And so it begins!!!

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Do we have renderings for this site? With two hotels on the same block it’s hard to keep them straight.

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Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites - West Davie Street. It’s been posted a few posts above.

Have the building permits been issued yet or is this just site prep and grading?

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Plan Review [RM | Boundary Survey - Minor] - Scheduled for 01/29/2020

https://energovcitizenaccess.tylertech.com/RaleighNC/SelfService#/plan/2e6b1091-e08e-4b6b-83b7-f2bce638b2b5

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Ahh. Ty. I thought that was the hotel facing Nash. I should have noticed the slope of the hill in the picture.

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Careful. This says it is in Wade Park. Check out the project name…

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Oh snap you’re right.

https://energovcitizenaccess.tylertech.com/RaleighNC/SelfService#/plan/2e6b1091-e08e-4b6b-83b7-f2bce638b2b5

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hey thats the one in my neighborhood! neat!

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Whatever happened to this project?

I think it’s still progressing, just not moving through the process quickly.

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My company does work on a ton of upfits in the office buildings there.

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Future Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites on West Davie Street. I had done some before shots of this corner but it was before the fence was up.

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The sidewalk improvements will be worth it alone even if the building is underwhelming. This has to be the worst eyesore in downtown currently.

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