earthling wrote:Where was the Plaza site they proposed? The Plaza doesn't have many lots left to develop with recent announcements, if any large enough unless tearing something down.
The Hyatt proposal on the Plaza was where the office tower is now slated to go on Pennsylvania.
The vacant lot to the east of that site, on the north side of 46th Terrace might be an option. It is a fairly narrow lot, but behind it are some nondescript little apartment buildings that I wouldn't be surprised to see torn down and bundled with the lot.
There is the planned hotel and residential combo development on the site of the Commerce Bank. I don't believe a flag was ever announced for that project, so I guess it could be a possibility.
Has there been any public announcement for the development on the site of the Nelle Peters apartments? I would be surprised if anything as large as a hotel would be approved for that site (with the current development environment for the Plaza).
There is also the large grass lot on 44th and Main owned by American Century (wasn't that supposed to become a sculpture garden?). I know that is a little disconnected from the Plaza. I really think the east side of Mill Creek Park could be reconfigured and given some attention so that it would integrate better with Main St. Put a nice park entrance on 44th Street with steps and a walkway that cut straight across the park to Broadway and all of those underdeveloped parcels suddenly become "on the Plaza". With the streetcar (hopefully) coming down Main, there is a lot of potential there.
Also, there was the concept floated for a Hyatt House on 34th and Broadway. Perhaps a Hyatt House would fit more easily around the Plaza then a traditional Hyatt.