New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby chaglang » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:02 pm

Highlander wrote:
chaglang wrote:Two points:
1. Renderings are PR. They're done to make people like the project. And people around here like grass and green things. Will it be built that way? Noooo. Will anyone remember and ask what happened to the grass? Noooo.


The renderings are to make people like the project? So, you are basically saying it's going to look worse? Well, better than nothing I suppose.

No, I'm saying it'll probably look different. "Worse" is subjective.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby chaglang » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:49 pm

Drove by 45th and SW Trfy yesterday. Tudor Homeworks (or whatever) is gone, and the other buildings around it are vacant and look ready for demolition.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby kboish » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:54 am

I noticed that as well.

I also saw that just about the entire block north of the Hotel site is up for sale....wonder whats sitting in the wings to develop that spot?

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby flyingember » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:00 pm

kboish wrote:I noticed that as well.

I also saw that just about the entire block north of the Hotel site is up for sale....wonder whats sitting in the wings to develop that spot?


a parking garage of course

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby Eon Blue » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:43 pm

I was by there today. The houses along Belleview are gone and the poor little brick building on the corner had the fence of doom around it.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby chaglang » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:17 pm

That always seemed like a very difficult location for a business. If you missed the turn onto 45th to park, you have to wind around on Roanoke to get back there.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby Eon Blue » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:42 am

chaglang wrote:That always seemed like a very difficult location for a business. If you missed the turn onto 45th to park, you have to wind around on Roanoke to get back there.

Easy to miss your lateral when you're getting flushed down the traffic sewer.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby flyingember » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:25 pm

chaglang wrote:That always seemed like a very difficult location for a business. If you missed the turn onto 45th to park, you have to wind around on Roanoke to get back there.


luckily good signage will help with this. large corner sign with the hotel logo and the word parking with an arrow

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby JLowe2018 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:34 pm

This site has been cleared for development for quite a while now. Now it's just a big hill of dirt.

Found the rendering back up on BRR's website: http://www.brrarch.com/portfolio/springhill-suites/

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Wonder if this project will actually ever happen?

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby flyingember » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:44 pm

For being at the plaza, hopefully it's larger than that

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby Eon Blue » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:46 pm

Looks like a typical "how do we fit our cookie-cutter building onto this non-pad site parcel" approach to site planning.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby hartliss » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:42 am

Any update on this project? I literally drive by this site every day going to work and have not seen any activity.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby Demosthenes » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:57 pm

Absolutely hideous. Gah, what a 100% soulless building. That building had to have been copy and pasted onto that site. And won't you just look at that blank wall along the street? This might be the worst building I've ever seen. I'm debating whether this is worse than the 20th and Main hotel. I think that one may be worse for the neighborhood, but this one is probably uglier.

And what's really bothering me on a different level is the "look" of this building. The colors, materials, etc. I mean how many more buildings need to look like this? This is really like the only style of architecture that local architects seem to know about. I know that materials cost a lot of money and that all projects cost a fortune as well, but I'd like to think you would get better materials and design work for $1500 a month ya know. Obviously this building is a hotel, but it's the same thing.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby DaveKCMO » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:05 am

where's the door?

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby flyingember » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:01 pm

the close grass is likely a result of city code relating to parking garages

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby herrfrank » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:35 pm

That rendering appears to turn one-way traffic on Belleview into two-way traffic with a left turn lane northbound onto 45th street.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby archiKC » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:36 pm

ha, good catch. And on the flip side, 45th IS a two way but rendering shows a car driving west in the eastbound lane.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby kcjak » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:26 am

Anyone know what's going on with this development? Site is cleared and been empty for a long time now.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby hartliss » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:41 pm

Fencing was being put up tonight! Work starting soon?!

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Postby AlbertHammond » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:06 am

Earth being moved now.


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