DDRC reviews design of planned Marriott hotel downtown | News

The Downtown Design and style Evaluate Committee got its 1st glimpse at the structure options for the proposed hotel on the AuburnBank home along North Homosexual Road at its meeting on Tuesday.

The planned venture will deliver an AC Resorts by Marriott to North Homosexual Road on the parcels presently occupied by the AuburnBank Functions Centre and the former Auburn Home of Prayer. The about 75-foot-superior lodge will be 6 tales with 129 keyed rooms, offer a rooftop cafe open to the public, a lounge, and other facilities.

The resort was built to complement the appear of the new AuburnBank making, which is nearing completion, said Scott Allen of the architectural company 2WR. 

“We will look further more at the romantic relationship with this developing to the new AuburnBank constructing,” he  said. “But the strategy is that the buildings  — they do not want to be twins they want to be buddies. And they want to address that North Homosexual streetscape and kind of edge collectively because the two masses are so substantial and apparent.

“The thought is that this corner piece in this article is to match the brick of the AuburnBank, and the window programs will also match the AuburnBank.”

Options for the project show that the hotel will go on the language of the streetscape that starts at the new AuburnBank constructing, which includes more on-road angled parking spots. 

DDRC member David Hinson inquired no matter if a mid-block crosswalk from the lodge to the city’s Magnolia Street Parking Good deal would be involved in the strategies. 

“I foresee there will be a very considerable volume of pedestrian targeted traffic from this hotel internet site to the School Avenue venues,” stated Hinson. “And ideal now, I warranty you … they will jaywalk throughout Gay Street, so I imagine that’s a really serious concern.”

Katie Robison, principal planner with the metropolis, claimed she thinks a mid-block crosswalk is planned. 

The principal solutions for the design of the setting up bundled additional glazing, or taller home windows, and smaller sized spandrels for the major 5 flooring of resort rooms.

“I feel like windows glimpse squatty,” stated DDRC member Anna Solomon. 

Undertaking representatives mentioned they would seem into expanding the glazing and a substitute cladding materials instead of the proposed EIFS cladding. EIFS stands for exterior insulation finishing techniques. 

“Which is a ton of EIFS,” mentioned DDRC member Dan Bennett.

“EIFS is just a suburban hotel material,” said Hinson, who included that it can be not an appropriate content for downtown Auburn.

Bennett and Hinson made available some prospective cladding alternatives that they have witnessed in other jobs, which include fiber cement panels.

Allen acknowledged that value was the most important concern and claimed he would talk to with undertaking possession about alternate cladding resources. 

General, DDRC users voiced acceptance of the building’s layout, though they questioned that the project be brought as soon as much more prior to the committee.