DMRyan wrote:Breaking the Des Moines tradition of having the parking garage be taller than the building it serves, the parking garage here is only expected to be 3-4 stories.
8/15/2012 12:05:00 PM
Back to the brick at downtown hotel development
Waterfront Lodging Inc., developer of two hotels in downtown Des Moines, has settled on the use of full-dimension brick, ending a debate on original design plans that called for the use of architectural thin brick.
Waterfront is building a Hampton Inn & Suites and Residence Inn in a former industrial area at Southwest Second and Water streets. Excavation is under way.
At a meeting earlier this month of the city's Urban Design Review Board, revised plans for the development were presented that included adoption of the larger brick. Use of the inch-thick architectural brick had been approved by the city.
Mastermind wrote:Is the Residence Inn confirmed?
casbern wrote:DMRyan wrote:The full renderings for the entire hotel block have finally been released.
I hope this picture doesn't do justice for the real density...
Ingersoll1978 wrote:Are they now building both hotels at the same time?
DMRyan wrote:Ingersoll1978 wrote:Many will not be pleased with the view of the parking garage from 2nd Avenue, but that was the political process influencing the development process...
BenRoethig wrote:Do realize this is a former industrial area with a very active Iowa Interstate Railroad line splitting vine. That effects the density a bit.
hawk61401 wrote:Christine Hensley bragged about how wonderful and cooperative Ravi Patel was about the Hampton Hotel. Sure, it's better than a weed patch along the riverfront. But, the hotel side facing the riverfront and riverwalk doesn't even have a common area to pluck one's butt down on a bench.Instead of optimizing, let's lower the bar. It's only Des Moines.
Wouldn't it be nice if Des Moines had Iowa City's problem. It's called "optimize." "We have five compelling choices before us, I think this will be a very difficult decision,â€ said Iowa City Mayor Matt Hayek. http://tinyurl.com/ajjmynv
the hotel side facing the riverfront and riverwalk doesn't even have a common area to pluck one's butt down on a bench.
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