Raleigh planners approve Residence Inn for Salisbury Street
Posted January 20, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh Planning Commissioners voted Jan. 13 to recommend approval of a site plan that will allow for a new 10-story Residence Inn Hotel in downtown Raleigh.
The proposed Salisbury Street hotel will be 130 feet tall and take up 134,200 square feet. It will be comprised of 176 units and 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, positioned on a .52 acre site.
Before the Planning Commission meeting, the developer -- Summit Hospitality Group, LTD -- met with the Appearance Commission multiple times to respond to suggestions regarding the appearance of the hotel and its conformity to the appearance of nearby buildings.
At the Planning Commission meeting, this fact was acknowledged as a sign of the developer’s positive commitment to the city of Raleigh.
The developer wrapped up a presentation on the hotel with a description of their plans and why they deserved exemptions from regulations which set a maximum height and minimum required off-street parking.
The developer noted that the off street parking issue would be solved through the construction of a “curved path, with a drop off,” a streetscape design that would aid the flow of individuals dropping off those staying at the hotel.
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