I noticed recently that the convenience store (previously part of the gas station) on this site is now closed and boarded up. Does anyone have any insight into whether this project will be moving forward anytime soon?
Looks like this project may be coming back to life. They've recently filed an amended site plan, although I don't see any new documents yet. I would guess the strong market for hotel rooms is encouraging them to revive their plans. I hope they stick close to the original proposal -- I thought it was a simple but appealing design.
Their minor site plan change, from 47 rooms to 48, was approved by staff, so hopefully plans for this hotel will start moving forward soon. I still like the design and think it will do a lot to help activate that end of Congress Street.
As an addendum to the recent HPB meeting they heard a request from the developers of this hotel for a couple minor design changes to help offset construction costs that have increased by 40% since they first proposed it in 2019. The board agreed to the changes and the developer said they hope to begin construction in the next month!