A new hotel for Carriage City Plaza, renaming a downtown space as Tesla Square, and a pop-up youth community center were among the highlights of the 2017 State of the City address on Thursday night.
There is renewed interest from a developer in the Sky View at Carriage City Plaza building downtown.
A series of improvements are in the works at Sky View at Carriage City Plaza, including a new, separate hotel lobby entrance, kitchen and bar service, and rooftop deck.
Negotiations on the sale of Carriage City Plaza, including the 102-unit hotel that’s been vacant for 2 1/2 years, have fallen through with the leading potential buyer.
Carriage City Plaza, the downtown high-rise that is among the city’s most prominent symbols of redevelopment, could change hands later this year.
The average property within an expanded, citywide Special Improvement District (SID) would pay about $1,437 in taxes to the SID, but the average among industrial properties and apartments would be nearly twice as high as commercial properties.
In case you missed it, the infamous tower at the former Kings Inn motel is no more, having been demolished last month. The hotel itself is no longer a Kings Inn but a newly renovated Super 8, one of more than a dozen brands within Wyndham.
Continue reading R.I.P. Kings Inn tower, hello Super 8
Almost two years after breaking ground and some five years after originally getting approval, a new extended stay hotel just off Routes 1/9 is expected to open in the next several weeks.
Home2 Suites by Hilton is an extended stay brand of Hilton and the corporate website indicates a Nov. 15 availability.
The 4.4-acre property has changed hands over the years and the application has come before the Planning Board a number of times for amendments and such.
Plans were approved for a Sleep Inn but the property then changed hands in June 2008 and a plan came about to bring in Candlewood Suites.
In December 2009, the Planning Board approved an amendment to a previous plan, at which time members were informed that the hotel would be a Homes2 Suites and not a Candlewood Suites.
Meanwhile, the Kings Inn motel has been undergoing extensive renovations and could be forthcoming as well.