The city planning commission OK’d a special-use permit and preliminary plan this week to allow a four-story Comfort Suites in the area behind the Taco Bell and McDonald’s on the northwest corner of 119th Street and Metcalf Avenue. The hotel replaces what some commission members called underutilized parking in the area. It would have 86 rooms and 105 parking spots.
The hotel would have landscaping and would replace a 3,840-square-foot fast-food restaurant that was originally proposed for the site. The developer, Privitera Realty Holdings LLC, also plans to put up a 16,000-square-foot office building on the western part of the shopping center. The infill project will bring a business class hotel to an area that has restaurants and public transportation connections, developers said. Thomas Nolte, who spoke for the applicant, said the project fulfills the ideals of Vision Metcalf, the city’s planning guide for the Metcalf corridor. The hotel and office will add to the mixed-use, walkable and landscaped goals the city wants for that area, he said.
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