1st peek at new hotel downtown

 

An eight-story hotel with Mizneresque touches, retail and restaurants. A much-needed parking garage open to the public downtown. Shaded pedestrian walkways. This is the first look at specifics for Investments Limited’s plans to revitalize Royal Palm Place.

The 144-guest suite hotel and site plan for 1.9 acres is proposed to front South Federal Highway between Southeast Second and Third streets. Two design architects and the land planner attorney unveiled renderings and a video virtually Thursday.

The hotel was designed to be colorful and inspired by Venetian Renaissance architecture, explained Ian Nestler, a principal in PGAL, the architect of record. The firm and Nestler also designed the city’s Downtown Library in Boca.

Hotel renderings and descriptions show a green living wall that wraps around part of the building. There’s also a waterfall wall on the ground floor and two restaurants, one fast-food. The Garden of Humanity area in front of the hotel is planned as an open-air space for interactive art, art shows, and a live performance space.

Investments Limited owns Royal Palm Place, built in the ‘60s. So there are no requests to rezone the property on the commercial plaza, said Ele Zachariades, a partner in Dunay Miskal Backman.

No timelines are set for demolitions of The Irish Rose Pub and 4th Generation Organic Market, which may relocate, she said.

The project will just start to work its way through the city’s approval process. “We’re working with the city and are months away,” including public hearings, she said. “We’re still in the review phase.”

Once the hotel project is approved, it would take 20 to 24 months to build, Nestler added.

A video taking prospective visitors for a walk through the site was narrated by Doug Mummaw, president, Mummaw & Associates Inc., the design firm.

It shows the already existing Garden of Humanity in front of the hotel and surface parking.

“There’s an additional 102 spaces,” not including 402 spaces in the proposed garage,” Zachariades said.

By Marci Shatzman

 

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