(Cleveland) On Tuesday afternoon the first designs for the Cleveland Convention Center hotel will be unveiled to the public for the first time. The $260 million dollar structure will include 600 rooms and stand 27 stories tall, above a 4 story podium.
The public areas will include a restaurant, a lobby bar and lounge, retail space and, possibly, a green roof on the lower-slung part of the building and some sort of public space atop the hotel.
Plans include 55,000 square feet of meeting space, and depending on the outcome of engineering studies, an underground parking structure with roughly 280 spaces.
Jeff Applebaum, an attorney representing the county on the project, expects that there will be several public meetings about the design during the next few months. Those include a general meeting on November 20th and a discussion at the Cleveland Landmarks Commission on November 21st.
Excavation of the hotel site, where the county's former administration building now stands, could start in Febrary.
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