Doubletree by Hilton - 501 Huron Blvd SE

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby lordmoke » May 6th, 2015, 8:58 am

Nice building. This is light years better than the original proposal across the street.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby Wedgeguy » May 6th, 2015, 9:12 am

Not sure I'm all crazy with the grays and white for the exterior. But I guess that is the current color palette of the moment. But it is a nice clean design.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby MNdible » May 6th, 2015, 11:58 am

It may be worth noting that a good chunk of this hotel is being built in the old railroad ROW. If one envisions that this ROW might someday in the future be used for some kind of a greenway trail extension, this structure will limit how that corridor could eventually be extended into Stadium Village.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby exiled_antipodean » May 6th, 2015, 2:29 pm

At the neighborhood meeting they indicated their awareness of this and willingness to let trail come through.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby GILBball » August 4th, 2015, 10:40 pm

This looks like it might have started construction. There is a new hole in the ground where this will be going.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby Wedgeguy » August 5th, 2015, 8:02 am

GILBball wrote:This looks like it might have started construction. There is a new hole in the ground where this will be going.
Probably still part of the deconstruction and possible decontamination from old uses. But that is a good sign that this could get out of the ground before winter.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby lorwest » September 8th, 2015, 4:39 pm

Looks like this will carry the Doubletree flag.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby Enrique612 » October 6th, 2015, 8:47 pm

Wasnt sure where else to post this but I was surprised to see the 3 small 3-story apartment buildings completely demolished today across the street from this future hotel...

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby Silophant » October 6th, 2015, 9:03 pm

The ones on the Fulton corner? I know the U bought this whole block, but I hadn't heard that they had any actual plans for it yet.

I suppose there were various people who were cranky about the loss of the Ambulatory Care Center parking lot, though, so it'll probably turn into a replacement for that.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby acs » October 6th, 2015, 9:14 pm

2 steps forward, 1 step back...

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby Enrique612 » October 8th, 2015, 6:51 am

http://finance-commerce.com/2015/10/u-o ... ire-block/

Yep you are correct! I hadnt heard they purchased the entire block, I wonder what they are planning for this, hopefully it doesnt sit open for a full year...

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby Enrique612 » October 8th, 2015, 6:55 am

Oh and now I just read in the Biz journal that the U will be using those lots for parking in the short term to hold on to them for future development...

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby mplser » October 8th, 2015, 8:14 am

gross...

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby Wedgeguy » October 8th, 2015, 8:24 am

Question is, will the university spend a few extra bucks to at least make it look somewhat presentable. Will they green it up so that Huron side, which is a major gateway to the U, does not look like an airport park & ride.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby acs » October 8th, 2015, 8:27 am

Someone please tell the U that knocking down buildings for parking was last cool over 50 years ago. Doubly bad when we have a housing shortage.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby EOst » October 8th, 2015, 8:33 am

Most of the U's parking lots are reasonably well-landscaped. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this lot ended up looking pretty close to these.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby Wedgeguy » October 8th, 2015, 8:37 am

Would be nice if they could figure out how to get parking and housing to co exist on this block. Parking on the half block closest to the clinic and housing on Huron.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby mattaudio » October 8th, 2015, 10:52 am

It should be illegal to demolish structures to replace with surface parking. Either tear it down and leave it as green space, or leave the buildings up until you're ready to redevelop. U of M - destroyer of neighborhoods?

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby EOst » October 8th, 2015, 10:58 am

Might be more indignant if half the lot wasn't already parking. Hopefully this way we'll get wider sidewalks and nicer landscaping in the meantime.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby MNdible » October 8th, 2015, 11:08 am

Huh. The little alphabetical street ordering going on in that part of town had never dawned on me before.

Arlington
Beacon
[Some "C" street that was subsequently renamed to the continuation of Washington after the bridge was built?]
Deleware
Essex
Fulton


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