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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 9:59 PM
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This is a pretty outstanding development. I think about driving by this location on 565 and gargantuan is pretty much the only word that comes to mind to describe it...


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It reminds me of East Chase in Montgomery.
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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 11:07 PM
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Marriott row downtown
With the exception of the Embassy Suite and Homewood Suites, Marriott will be the dominate hotel downtown after the currently announced and existing hotels are finished. At City Centre you will have AC Hotel and Residence Inn across from the Embassy. A few blocks west at Constellation is the current Springhill Suites and most likely the second hotel will be Courtyard.
A better option and diversity would be ALOFT. Would be nice if they would locate maybe more toward the Avenue development.
What's missing?..a high rise convention hotel across from the VBC on top of the existing parking deck with additional retail facing Big Spring. (Think Hyatt Regency)
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Marriott row downtown
With the exception of the Embassy Suite and Homewood Suites, Marriott will be the dominate hotel downtown after the currently announced and existing hotels are finished. At City Centre you will have AC Hotel and Residence Inn across from the Embassy. A few blocks west at Constellation is the current Springhill Suites and most likely the second hotel will be Courtyard.
A better option and diversity would be ALOFT. Would be nice if they would locate maybe more toward the Avenue development.
What's missing?..a high rise convention hotel across from the VBC on top of the existing parking deck with additional retail facing Big Spring. (Think Hyatt Regency)
The city spoke about a convention hotel and yet has made a move on it. I guess it'll come eventually but Height Matters!!!
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 2:24 PM
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Town Madison Videos

Several videos of Town Madison areas are available at https://vimeo.com/user66176745. They have some fly through renderings that are interesting.
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Several videos of Town Madison areas are available at https://vimeo.com/user66176745. They have some fly through renderings that are interesting.
Looks good. Just hope the hotels are taller than 4 stories.
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 5:54 PM
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Looks good. Just hope the hotels are taller than 4 stories.
Gonna be a Home2 Suites. So... not likely to be very tall, sadly. LINK

It is a quality brand, though. Those I've stayed at have been very nice.

However, the article does say that "The Home2 Suites will be first of several planned hotels at the project." So, there's the potential for taller construction.
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 7:26 PM
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Gonna be a Home2 Suites. So... not likely to be very tall, sadly. LINK

It is a quality brand, though. Those I've stayed at have been very nice.

However, the article does say that "The Home2 Suites will be first of several planned hotels at the project." So, there's the potential for taller construction.
After watching the videos, I am thinking they are going to make this pretty cookie cutter. I don't see anything that is going to set it apart from bridge street other than the housing component.. Something with this kind of scope should be thinking about any part of this development that doesn't have a large format retail building should have housing on top of the retail (ie nail salons, restaurants).. with that being said, I am kinda disappointed with the massing of the development..

I did read the article about the home2 suites and that is all the way on the other side of the development opposite Zierdt rd. by wall triana.. So, they still could be hope for lots of density with the project.
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After watching the videos, I am thinking they are going to make this pretty cookie cutter. I don't see anything that is going to set it apart from bridge street other than the housing component.. Something with this kind of scope should be thinking about any part of this development that doesn't have a large format retail building should have housing on top of the retail (ie nail salons, restaurants).. with that being said, I am kinda disappointed with the massing of the development..

I did read the article about the home2 suites and that is all the way on the other side of the development opposite Zierdt rd. by wall triana.. So, they still could be hope for lots of density with the project.
much like the Constellation renderings these seem rather off the shelf generic.
More detail is surely to come. Seems they could have been more creative with some of the parking.
Landscaping is minimum, would be nice to have a trolley or shuttle to get from one end to the other.
I-565 traffic will get a good view of loading docks, dumpsters and kids on smoke break
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much like the Constellation renderings these seem rather off the shelf generic.
More detail is surely to come. Seems they could have been more creative with some of the parking.
Landscaping is minimum, would be nice to have a trolley or shuttle to get from one end to the other.
I-565 traffic will get a good view of loading docks, dumpsters and kids on smoke break
The Brick in the video in the middle of the walkways looks like a trolley or train. I'm sure they wouldn't have this massive development without it.
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Old Posted May 20, 2017, 12:23 AM
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A few AC Hotel tidbits, bids have been received
Anticipated construction start is June 12, 2017
Grand opening is anticipated to be October 2018
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