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Jon Dalton
Apr 11, 2012, 6:31 PM
The render looks amazing, I hope it shapes up like that. I wonder what the plans are for the corner of Bay and Main, beside the hotel. It seems far fetched even for these guys to leave an ugly parking lot beside such a nice building.

Dwils01
Apr 11, 2012, 8:06 PM
Is this building really 17 floors? It looks like it's only 15 floors, or at least that is what I count from looking at both renderings.

SteelTown
Apr 23, 2012, 3:28 PM
Apparently the current crane is for the condo building while another crane will go up soon to build the Homewood Suites building.

Dwils01
Apr 25, 2012, 1:49 AM
Does anyone know the official height or floor count of the condo's?
From the rendering I counted 18 floors.

SteelTown
Apr 25, 2012, 4:29 PM
Bratina said 20 something floor. Think 20 or 25.

LikeHamilton
Apr 27, 2012, 12:42 AM
At a function I was at tonight the Mayor confirmed that a crane will be on this site within the month.

realcity
Apr 28, 2012, 3:06 PM
180 room hotel, i think should be at least 20-floors. This is great news, the tallest building since the 1991 Bentley condos.

SteelTown
Jul 4, 2012, 4:59 PM
It's a $35 million building. Vranich is requesting $8.9 million five year interest free loan.

182 suites, 1823 sq ft of commercial space and 110 parking spaces.

40 Bay Street South.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/Appster/Homewoodjpg.png

http://www.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/F525B0C7-818A-4886-B4D4-ED8FAD44441D/0/Jul09EDRMS_n327430_v1_8_2__PED12113.pdf

SteelTown
Jul 4, 2012, 5:10 PM
Also requesting $875,619.94 from the Downtown Property Improvement Grant Program.

http://www.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/F305E33A-F83D-44FB-BFF1-1A9906E1C658/0/Jul09EDRMS_n327438_v1_5_9__PED12134.pdf

MeIsThomas
Jul 4, 2012, 6:09 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/Appster/Homewoodjpg.png
I like this^! It looks like a modern interpretation of the Royal Connaught.
http://raisethehammer.org/static/images/royal_connaught.jpg

matt602
Jul 5, 2012, 3:36 AM
Definitely enjoying the concept drawing but we'll have to see what the end result is. Not really too enthused by the massive amount of public money being requested, but I suppose that's the way you have to do things to do such a massive build in this downtown. Let's see if Darko can turn around his track record.

I noticed that the building at Bay and Main is already up to ground level yesterday. It's going pretty quick already.

Jon Dalton
Jul 5, 2012, 4:02 PM
A lot of the glass has been replaced with stucco on the new render:

http://www.dcysa.ca/images/6residences/6059_homewood_suites_persp.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/Appster/Homewoodjpg.png

arch100
Jul 5, 2012, 7:54 PM
The reduction in glass is surely driven by budget but also by the changes to the Ontario Building Code that came into effect in January of this year. The changes make it very difficult for a building to be built with more than 40% glazing without doing extensive energy modelling to prove that it still meets new energy standards. That means all those glassy condos that have been built in Toronto the last few years would be essentially impossible to build today.

Dwils01
Jul 6, 2012, 6:22 PM
I hope that they use bricks instead of stucco for the red part. It will look horrible if the whole building is clad in stucco, will look like just another suburban hotel.

Dr Awesomesauce
Jul 7, 2012, 1:24 AM
Brick? What a novel idea! Judging by his other architectural accomplishments however, he lost his directions to the brick shop years ago.

urban_planner
Jul 9, 2012, 12:02 PM
it looks like the crane should be going up any day now. There are more peices for it laying beside the base at the site.

realcity
Jul 9, 2012, 3:32 PM
it's not "bricks" like you think?, to please the faux heritage crowd... these are engineered fake brick veneers that are glued up in sheets and are paintable, so you can get the tone-on-tone look if you want to break up the homogenous look of 10 stories of what is basically vinyl siding, stamped to look like bricks. Almost as bad as stucco imo. I need more steel and glass.

You guys freak out because it might resemble the Royal Connaught. Not even close. More craftsmen talent went into Connaught's cornice than this entire building will. They (builders) don't lay bricks anymore, too expensive. When you can glue sheets of stuff that look like bricks for a fraction of the cost, and still keep the heritage people happy.

But then again, I don't want to see bricks, real or fake. Bring on a post-mod design with steel and glass. Show us the next design that follows post-mod or at least give us a 90s version of it. Not this trash.

The headdress was cool on the original design. It looked like it was to reflect lighting on it downward and give a glowing effect to the headdress. Something that our skyline could really use..... lighting. And even a little spire was incorporated, imagine that, the first scraper in Hamilton with a real spire.

This is horrible compared to the original rendering. Even the new roof is lame, what is that? A suburban Home Depot garden lattice crown? Give him the grant/loans but require he builds something like the original plan.

MeIsThomas
Jul 9, 2012, 4:18 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2012/07/08/hamilton-vrancor-advancer.html

markbarbera
Jul 9, 2012, 5:42 PM
For perspective on the potential material used for this rendering, here is a rendering for the Homewood Suites built recently in Philedelphia:
http://www.hershahotels.com/m/hotels/Homewood_Suites_University_City_Philadelphia_-_Exterior.jpg?r=1330372446
image source: Univercity City, Philedelphia Penn http://explow.com/University_City,_Philadelphia,_Pennsylvania

The completed Homewood Suites in Philly looks like this:

http://nakedphilly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/IMG_1298-560x420.jpg
image source: nakedphilly.com (http://nakedphilly.com/university-city/update-homewood-suites-entering-the-home-stretch/)

Looks like concrete preform with coloured metal cladding. That's not to say this will be the same material used here, just saying that was what was used there.

flar
Jul 9, 2012, 5:51 PM
I didn't expect this to be a glass building, Homewood Suites is not a high end hotel. It offers suites for extended stays by people traveling for training or work and for those out of their homes for extended periods. It will have moderate rates mostly paid by corporations, governments and insurance claims. These things are often located along highways and have zero style.

lucasmascotto
Jul 9, 2012, 9:54 PM
I agree entirely. This project is nothing to swoon over. The majority of "Homewood Suites" are low budget, composed entirely of stucco, usually located on the sides of highways for truckers, or downtown cores for extended stays. And reading CBC's article on a nine million dollar loan to Vranich only further proves my point.

Vranich submitted the application for the Hamilton Downtown Multi-Residential Property Investment Program on behalf of 132 Main Street Inc., the registered property owner of the Bay Street South site, which he also owns.

The 15-story, 182 suite hotel is expected to have a full kitchen in every unit and “is identical to a multi-residential building,” said McDiarmond.

http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2012/07/08/hamilton-vrancor-advancer.html

Its not even being called a hotel anymore. Its now classified as a "Multi-Residential Property". I can't help but get the feeling that this building will somehow morph into a housing project for recovering addicts, the homeless, abused women, and those who lost their home due to a fire paid for by insurance companies, or some sort of charitable group. Once again, my hopes have been raised for nothing. Here's to a renewed destitute-free downtown -- NOT.

SteelTown
Jul 9, 2012, 11:25 PM
it looks like the crane should be going up any day now. There are more peices for it laying beside the base at the site.

Darko said to the media today that the crane will go up next week.

markbarbera
Jul 9, 2012, 11:32 PM
To offer correct perspective, the average room rates at the Burlington Homewood Suites is 150-230 a night. It is the long term stay brand for Hilton and caters to business travellers that will be staying for an extended period of time.

markbarbera
Jul 9, 2012, 11:47 PM
Darko said to the media today that the crane will go up next week.

I just passed by the site and it looks like they have started placing the crane

SteelTown
Jul 11, 2012, 4:02 PM
New crane popping up right now.....

http://c0014384.r32.cf1.rackcdn.com/x2_d5bbdc5
http://lockerz.com/s/224116165

SteelTown
Aug 22, 2012, 8:33 PM
http://c0014449.r32.cf1.rackcdn.com/x2_e24b644
Hamilton EcDev
http://lockerz.com/s/237286980

matt602
Aug 22, 2012, 10:28 PM
Is it just me or have they started adding to the demolished part of the Federal as well? As in, the part touching the rest of the existing building?

SteelTown
Sep 7, 2012, 3:30 PM
http://c0014474.r32.cf1.rackcdn.com/x2_e6f5a18
Hamilton EcDev
http://pics.lockerz.com/s/242178584

SteelTown
Sep 15, 2012, 5:24 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/Appster/1BAB4118-9FB5-4831-8C12-72D28B22179B-14841-00000F6B61384EE3.jpg

realcity
Sep 17, 2012, 6:16 PM
^ that's interesting massing, looks like two buildings, what is that on the west side? Is that a parking garage? The windows look big at least.

SteelTown
Sep 20, 2012, 12:48 AM
Councillor_Farr: George St from Caroline to Bay: Temporary road closure from now until 9pm January 31st. Any questions, contact my office at 905-546-2711.

SteelTown
Oct 3, 2012, 3:47 PM
View from above...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/Appster/1318c94f4dd4a073a43bb8e3e47a.jpg
Cathie Coward/Hamilton Spectator
http://www.thespec.com/photozone/810239--photos-views-from-above

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/Appster/d0e02e4d4a29b2a44518970bae2d.jpg
Cathie Coward/Hamilton Spectator
http://www.thespec.com/photozone/810239--photos-views-from-above

MeIsThomas
Oct 17, 2012, 12:08 AM
Took these today:
http://i50.tinypic.com/dm8dgl.jpg
http://i48.tinypic.com/kb8uow.jpg

Davis137
Nov 3, 2012, 8:36 PM
It's already much bigger than the HMP building it's replacing. This thing looks like it's going to have a nice massing to it, and be relatively tall for it's floor count. Love seeing things going skyward there once again!

SteelTown
Nov 13, 2012, 8:57 PM
http://c0014569.r32.cf1.rackcdn.com/x2_f9127b0
@hamiltonecdev
https://twitter.com/i/#!/hamiltonecdev/media/slideshow?url=http%3A%2F%2Flockerz.com%2Fs%2F261171120

matt602
Nov 13, 2012, 9:30 PM
Really getting up there...

Beedok
Nov 13, 2012, 9:55 PM
I count 15 floors, with the last one still needing to be finished, so is it almost topped off?

vinchops
Nov 13, 2012, 10:36 PM
whats the second crane for is there another project right beside it???

SteelTown
Nov 13, 2012, 10:40 PM
whats the second crane for is there another project right beside it???

Yes....

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=170255&page=14

matt602
Nov 14, 2012, 12:10 AM
That interesection is going to look drastically different in 2 years when all those projects are done. Lots of height and density.

MeIsThomas
Nov 14, 2012, 4:29 AM
http://i45.tinypic.com/mk5s5.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/2cclb2r.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2cr0if4.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2i6fn1u.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/314tefn.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/jubd6w.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/27zc1ut.jpg

Source: My Photos

MeIsThomas
Nov 14, 2012, 7:09 PM
I started another thread in the Highrise Construction (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/forumdisplay.php?f=103) forum so more Skyscraperpage users can see the progress going on in Hamilton.

Click Here for the thread:
HAMILTON | Homewood Suites by Hilton | ?M | 15 FLOORS (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=202441)

Make sure to update both the local Homewood Suites thread and the new thread with photos, news, etc.

SteelTown
Nov 22, 2012, 6:28 PM
https://instagr.am/p/SVY57HpwE3/media/?size=l
hamiltonecdev
https://twitter.com/i/#!/hamiltonecdev/media/slideshow?url=http%3A%2F%2Finstagr.am%2Fp%2FSVY57HpwE3%2F

Dr Awesomesauce
Nov 23, 2012, 12:13 AM
It's a good scale.

Now I'm waiting to see what gets slapped up on the exterior.

LikeHamilton
Dec 6, 2012, 5:52 PM
It looks like the façade is going on the building. There are dark and light gray panels so far.

lucasmascotto
Dec 6, 2012, 5:58 PM
The paneling is a disgusting stucco blue and gray colour which is tacky at best. It definitely won't blend in with the rest of the buildings in the core. If the rest of the building resembles that one floor so far I'll flip. :hell:

urban_planner
Dec 7, 2012, 12:02 AM
The paneling is a disgusting stucco blue and gray colour which is tacky at best. It definitely won't blend in with the rest of the buildings in the core. If the rest of the building resembles that one floor so far I'll flip. :hell:

Sorry but I personally don't want it to match the rest of the buildings in the core seeing as just about all of them are garbage.

I love this Forum most complain theie is no development, then we get it and its oh its too ugly, its build by so and so and on and on

Don't get me wrong I want lots of nice things to be built, but you also have think geeze at least this is not a parking lot anymore.

realcity
Dec 7, 2012, 12:16 AM
I think she's 16-floors plus headdress

CaptainKirk
Dec 7, 2012, 5:23 AM
Drove by this afternoon. Panels look ok to me.

There are very few up. Too early to tell how the whole building will look once completely clad.

SteelTown
Dec 10, 2012, 9:23 PM
The cladding looks good. It's not stucco. Black and gray, modern colours. Looks granite.

http://distilleryimage1.instagram.com/d6251952430311e29f5b22000a1fbc74_7.jpg
hamiltonecdev
http://instagram.com/p/TEY144JwP1/

ihateittoo
Dec 12, 2012, 6:23 AM
I am very optimistic about this hotel, but the parking lots in that photo depress me.

CaptainKirk
Dec 12, 2012, 1:16 PM
The cladding looks good. It's not stucco. Black and gray, modern colours. Looks granite.



To me it looks more like a stucco type panel, and not granite at all.

Looks good so far.

MeIsThomas
Jan 10, 2013, 1:08 AM
http://i46.tinypic.com/121epsz.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/apo3p.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/nytisp.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2eao01i.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/tan4w8.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2d9r28y.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/15n3zhk.jpg

Source: My Photos

Beedok
Jan 10, 2013, 1:16 AM
Colour scheme is as cheerful as Wellington Place at this stage.

matt602
Jan 10, 2013, 2:23 AM
As usual, not nearly as much glass as the rendering and the final cladding is a grey/blue stucco panel job. How inspiring.

MeIsThomas
Jan 10, 2013, 2:47 AM
As usual, not nearly as much glass as the rendering and the final cladding is a grey/blue stucco panel job. How inspiring.

It isn't stucco. It is some kind of stone panels and they are dark grey and light grey. They look pretty decent close up.

CaptainKirk
Jan 10, 2013, 5:42 AM
It isn't stucco. It is some kind of stone panels and they are dark grey and light grey. They look pretty decent close up.


I dunno, I stood right beside the building and don't think they look like stone panels at all.

They do look like a stucco type panel to me, but not the typical "plaster-like" stucco.

I think they look pretty good.

coalminecanary
Jan 10, 2013, 12:53 PM
The windows strike me as really tiny, but all in all it's not too bad looking and much better than a parking lot. It's good to see something actually happening here after years of what looked like parking lot permanence.

Pearlstreet
Jan 10, 2013, 6:39 PM
I wonder if something will be built on the site of that parking lot, corner of Bay and King. It's asking for it now.

Beedok
Jan 10, 2013, 7:19 PM
I wonder if something will be built on the site of that parking lot, corner of Bay and King. It's asking for it now.

I think I heard rumours about condos.

MeIsThomas
Jan 10, 2013, 7:32 PM
I wonder if something will be built on the site of that parking lot, corner of Bay and King. It's asking for it now.

On the south-east corner of Bay and King, where the parking lot for the old Board of Education building was, there are plans for two 12 storey condos with a retail podium. I haven't heard anything yet for the other corner, but I hope something will be going in there soon. The owners for the parking lot at Bay and Main (the one to the south of the new Hilton) are waiting to see if the developments surrounding it do well before they build anything on the lot. Same goes for the owners of the lot right next to the BMO across the street that was a used car dealership.

MeIsThomas
Feb 16, 2013, 6:28 AM
Foreground: McMaster Primary Health Care Campus
Middle: Homewood Suites by Hilton
Background: Bella Towers

http://i46.tinypic.com/2cxg94k.jpg
Source (http://instagram.com/hamiltonecdev/)

MeIsThomas
Feb 16, 2013, 6:36 AM
.

CaptainKirk
Feb 16, 2013, 2:34 PM
http://www.raisethehammer.org/blog/2654/homewood_suites_looking_good


http://www.raisethehammer.org/static/images/vrancor_building_facade_stylish.jpg

the905sDW
Feb 16, 2013, 8:29 PM
It's great to see something unique in color. I hope the greyscale tone to the hotel stays this way. It's really different and it looks great with the dark-tinted windows. The rendering looks like some adobe color, I hope they dont spray it a different color later.

Dr Awesomesauce
Feb 17, 2013, 1:43 AM
I need another perspective before I pass judgement. At this point, it looks pretty interesting but...

Beedok
Feb 24, 2013, 5:29 PM
A couple of pictures from when I was in town last week.
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/295609_10200698775214068_1713708484_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/65553_10200698801814733_1721623248_n.jpg

MeIsThomas
Feb 28, 2013, 4:50 AM
I've driven by the hotel both yesterday and today and the framing for the glass on the base is being installed. Looks like most of the base (floors 1-3) is going to be floor to ceiling glass.

MeIsThomas
Mar 3, 2013, 12:03 AM
From today...
http://i47.tinypic.com/332ze4i.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i46.tinypic.com/35i3bmc.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i48.tinypic.com/s681uw.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i46.tinypic.com/33jqsev.jpg
Source: My Photo

Dr Awesomesauce
Mar 3, 2013, 3:23 AM
I like the angle of that first shot, with the brick in the foreground.

This hotel won't be a head-turner but it's a step up from the one he built at Caroline and George so I'm pleased about that. And it's desperately needed, so there you go.

MeIsThomas
Mar 3, 2013, 7:09 PM
Photos taken today:
http://i47.tinypic.com/bdwacl.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i48.tinypic.com/2dqm3a1.jpg
Source: My Photo

I stitched together the above photos with some photos of the under construction Bella Towers (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=170255&page=16) next door to make a panorama:
http://i47.tinypic.com/oavr4p.jpg
Source: My Photo

Larger size: Scroll ---->
http://i49.tinypic.com/9iv678.jpg
Source: My Photo

MeIsThomas
Mar 8, 2013, 8:54 PM
Panorama taken by me today:
http://i46.tinypic.com/2dmgsy8.jpg
Source: My Photo

Dr Awesomesauce
Mar 9, 2013, 12:57 AM
Looks great. I guess Bella Towers (I hope he changes his mind on the name) will be taking shape in the next months. I wonder what it'll end up looking like.

When is the guy who owns that corner lot going to show his face? He's been sitting on that thing for decades. Jerk.

MeIsThomas
Mar 9, 2013, 1:48 AM
Looks great. I guess Bella Towers (I hope he changes his mind on the name) will be taking shape in the next months. I wonder what it'll end up looking like.

When is the guy who owns that corner lot going to show his face? He's been sitting on that thing for decades. Jerk.

I remember reading in a news article somewhere that he is waiting to see how Bella Towers sells before he starts something. The owner of the parking lot/used car dealership next to the BMO across the street is doing the same thing. That's good news cause if Bella towers do sell then there will be 2 more condo projects surrounding it.

Dr Awesomesauce
Mar 9, 2013, 1:55 AM
I think he's waiting for somebody to make him an offer he can't refuse...but not in the mafioso way. That's his modus operandi.

MeIsThomas
Mar 15, 2013, 12:13 AM
Photos taken by me today:
http://i46.tinypic.com/35jfign.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i46.tinypic.com/311pd89.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i45.tinypic.com/s2tyf6.jpg
Source: My Photo

Drop-off/Pick-up zone and the lobby:
http://i48.tinypic.com/rthnaf.jpg
Source: My Photo

Framing being installed to hold the glass for the base:
http://i48.tinypic.com/2woap3a.jpg
Source: My Photo

George Street used to run between 2 surface parking lots, now it is one of the most dense streets in the city:
http://i49.tinypic.com/vez0r5.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i46.tinypic.com/whgupi.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i45.tinypic.com/212etj8.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i50.tinypic.com/swb994.jpg
Source: My Photo

I stitched together all of the close-ups to get the whole building in one picture:
http://i50.tinypic.com/20zuz4k.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i46.tinypic.com/14sz5up.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i45.tinypic.com/2rftx5c.jpg
Source: My Photo

Dr Awesomesauce
Mar 15, 2013, 10:25 AM
Nice pics.

I wonder what they have planned restaurant/ bar-wise. It would be nice if they could incorporate something with a patio.

MeIsThomas
Mar 15, 2013, 12:43 PM
Nice pics.

I wonder what they have planned restaurant/ bar-wise. It would be nice if they could incorporate something with a patio.

The restaurant is going to be at the north-east corner of the building, looks like it could have a patio on Bay St. like the original plans for the green glassed Hilton called for:
http://i50.tinypic.com/3486143.jpg
Here is a LINK (http://raisethehammer.org/static/images/vrancor_plans_main_caroline.pdf) to the plan pdf.


Original plan with patio on Bay St.:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a382/hammer396/homewood.jpg

SteelTown
Mar 15, 2013, 1:52 PM
It's suppose to include Beaver and Bulldog restaurant at Gorge and Bay. Darko owns the franchise, yes he is also in the restaurant business.

So it's likely all of these restaurants, believe there's three restaurants in total, will be Darko's.

Dr Awesomesauce
Mar 16, 2013, 2:58 AM
http://www.beaverandbulldog.com/home/

I'd never heard of it before.

Darko, you never fail to amaze. ;)

SteelTown
Mar 16, 2013, 3:16 AM
There's one on Upper James, across from KFC and Licks.

MeIsThomas
Mar 16, 2013, 3:46 AM
Lobby:
http://i46.tinypic.com/x44z5t.jpg
Source: My Photo

Façade:
http://i49.tinypic.com/2ebcqdk.jpg
Source: My Photo

MeIsThomas
Mar 18, 2013, 12:01 AM
I just drove by and saw that the glass on the base is being installed. It looks really good.

Dr Awesomesauce
Mar 18, 2013, 1:31 AM
Anybody know off the top of their head when the first guests will be checking in? I can't be bothered to filter through all these pages. Mid to late summer I'd guess.

MeIsThomas
Mar 20, 2013, 2:11 AM
Photos taken by me tonight:
http://i45.tinypic.com/2s610ub.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i48.tinypic.com/20hsgw5.jpg
Source: My Photo

The glass is being installed on the base. It's floor to ceiling black glass and it looks great!:
http://i45.tinypic.com/2cngwt1.jpg
Source: My Photo

And there is a patio!:
http://i48.tinypic.com/67tf2d.jpg
Source: My Photo

lucasmascotto
Mar 20, 2013, 5:15 AM
http://i.imgur.com/xbgSqsZ.jpg

mattgrande
Mar 20, 2013, 1:04 PM
So what street is that patio area on?

CaptainKirk
Mar 20, 2013, 1:28 PM
So what street is that patio area on?

Gotta be Bay St. The pic with the patio label shows a northerly view with the Standard Life bldg in the background.

Might that be the patio for the Beaver and Bulldog?

I'm a little surprised that there's room there for a patio.

SteelTown
Mar 20, 2013, 1:57 PM
Gotta be Bay St. The pic with the patio label shows a northerly view with the Standard Life bldg in the background.

Might that be the patio for the Beaver and Bulldog?

Yes, you are correct. There's two or three more restaurants but Beaver and Bulldog will likely be the first to open.

The latest rendering doesn't show the patio space but an old rendering does...

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a382/hammer396/homewood.jpg

matt602
Mar 20, 2013, 8:08 PM
That's actually a pretty decent location for the patio. This building is looking a lot better than I first thought as it nears completion.

MeIsThomas
Mar 21, 2013, 12:08 AM
Photos taken today by me:
http://i45.tinypic.com/6h7q5i.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i45.tinypic.com/23sw7pt.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i45.tinypic.com/24b5kya.jpg
Source: My Photo

http://i49.tinypic.com/o6zpl2.jpg
Source: My Photo

urban_planner
Mar 23, 2013, 1:41 AM
I get to drive past here every day now! Its great seeing the changes! I am pleasantly surprised with the look!

the905sDW
Mar 26, 2013, 3:30 AM
Does anyone know what's up with the bare wall on main street of the hotel?

MeIsThomas
Mar 26, 2013, 3:55 AM
Does anyone know what's up with the bare wall on main street of the hotel?

Do you mean the section on the bottom right of the hotel in this photo where the first 3-floors of openings have since been filled in with brick?

http://i46.tinypic.com/35jfign.jpg
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If so, it is for density. Once the owner of the parking lot next to the Homewood Suites decides to build something, both buildings will meet at the blank wall.

the905sDW
Mar 27, 2013, 4:13 PM
I drive by the hotel daily on my way to work, today I noticed the top of the front of back have a bit that looks like where the hotel sign will be placed. The top is looking really good. Near finished maybe. Can't wait to see the podium level complete.

MeIsThomas
Mar 28, 2013, 7:53 PM
The new roof/headdress design has added some height to the building in the last 10 days:
http://i48.tinypic.com/34eqnw5.jpg
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MeIsThomas
Mar 28, 2013, 11:49 PM
Pictures taken today by me:

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MeIsThomas
Apr 2, 2013, 12:57 AM
Photos taken today, by me:

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MeIsThomas
Apr 15, 2013, 3:08 PM
Photo taken on Saturday, by me:

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MeIsThomas
Apr 20, 2013, 12:16 AM
Photos taken today, by me:

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