An abandoned, postwar brick commercial building that most recently served as a private school could soon be demolished to make way for a new hotel.
According to Bisnow, the Luckie Street property—located adjacent to the decade-old Hilton Garden Inn and across the street from the Georgia Aquarium—could be turned into a 300,000-square-foot hotel.
Paperwork for a preliminary planning permit was lodged with the city, but it offered very little information beyond the desired use (hotel), and the potential anticipated increase in land usage from the existing 50,000-square-foot facility.
Songy Highroads, the developer behind the proposal, has developed hotels across the country, including Marriott Residence Inn on Peachtree Street in Midtown.
If the hotel is built, it would add to a blossoming hospitality scene around attractions located at the northern edge of Centennial Olympic Park.
Beyond the Hilton Garden Inn, a new Hyatt House opened in the last few years, and vertical construction is wrapping up on a new SpringHill Suites a couple of blocks away.
However, the prospects for development aren’t all rosy in the area, as plans for a Canopy by Hilton Hotel proposed for the opposite side of the Hilton Garden Inn were shelved indefinitely last year.
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