A soon as we posted our article about Sherman Associates proposal for a nine story hotel at 800 Washington Avenue another proposal was announced by Finance and Commerce. Mortenson Construction is behind the next project proposed for the vacant site.
The second proposal for the site includes another 9 story hotel that would be branded as a Hyatt Centric. The hotel is a new concept from the Hyatt brand aimed at the millennial generation along with the business travelers who truly want to experience the city in which they are staying.
If you want to know more about the brand visit their website here. We're serious when we say ALL the details are there. There's even a lengthy video explaining just what sets Hyatt Centric apart from the rest.
The proposal put forth by Mortenson Construction is for a building that would house 188 hotel rooms, banquet space, and also a local restaurant on the first floor along with additional retail space. Designed by ESG Architects along with Shea Design the structure is very modern and compliments the neighboring structures very well.
Minneapolis will select a proposal in late August or September according to Finance and Commerce. Construction could begin in Spring of 2016.
It is expected that the rest of the proposals for the site will be released later today or early tomorrow by the City of Minneapolis. We'll have more information on the projects as soon as, well, we can get our hands on it. Until then, go enjoy the nice weather outside.