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    Imo something like this where the bottom matches the top but with a more classy texture.

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    If they dont want to pay for the ventilation, then even the metal mesh can be colored and applied in a better way. This is one of those opportunities that the city has to have the standard be set on design and enforce it. Of course, they wont, and we'll get what we see above. We cave all too often to the developer so that the thing gets built, sacrificing the long-term vision. I hate short-term real-estate crap.

  3. #103

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    Proposed Auto Alley hotel gets new look

    Kriya Hotels of Grapevine, Texas has revised their plans for a 7-story hotel at 18 NW 6th Street in Automobile Alley.



    The company had previously applied to the Downtown Design Review Committee but has supplemented their submission with a new look and layout.

    The 111-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott would feature 4 floors of rooms atop a 3-level parking structure.

    Other than parking, the ground level would include a 'jump lobby' where guests would unload luggage before proceeding to check-in on the 4th level.

    Also on the 4th floor would be the main lobby, a bar connected to an outdoor patio with a glass folding wall system., meeting rooms, a fitness center, and guest rooms.

    Floors 5, 6 and 6 would be for guest rooms and suites.

    TownePlace is positioned as an extended stay hotel, with all rooms having kitchenettes and larger than average rooms.

    The project is directly next to what will be the new 7-story headquarters for Heartland Payment Systems, which is well under construction.

    Downtown Design Review will consider the design at their June 20th meeting.









  4. #104

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    That is a significant improvement.

  5. #105

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    The recessed windows lends it a bit of a prison look, but I think the revised color scheme fits with the Heartland HQ better now.

  6. #106

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    i still don't know if i like it... but it is a significant improvement... hopefully it will look better to me in person.

  7. #107

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    Will be interesting to see what the committee has to say.

    Planning staff has recommended approval.

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    A little less ugly than before.

  9. #109

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    A LOT less ugly than before. Still ugly though.

  10. #110

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    Those warm shades of gray makes a much better improvement.

  11. #111

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    My complaint about the original design was how poorly the bottom garage portion blended into the hotel on top. This fixes that, even if the recessed bits make for an odd look still overall.

  12. #112

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    Jane jenkins spoke about this at the DDRC meeting speaking for the AA design commission (which doesn't actually have any power)

    this was approved at DDRC today

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoulderSooner View Post
    Jane jenkins spoke about this at the DDRC meeting speaking for the AA design commission (which doesn't actually have any power)

    this was approved at DDRC today
    What did she say?

  14. #114

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    What did she say?
    she was mostly supportive .. commented about the amount of eifs which is over the guidline (however most of it is on the back side interier )

    also was supportive of the jump lobby and let them know about the AA neon sign grant program


    she was there for her job (as opposed to speaking as a citizian)

  15. #115

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    While it's not my favorite, I can live with the design. I really think they need to reconsider the dark-gray EIFs as I think that's where I'm getting hung-up the most. While I'd prefer they just do it in either brick color, I get that would give a notable increase to the cost of construction. In that case though, make the dark-gray EIFs match the brown brick on the building because two-tone light-gray/dark-gray makes for a dreary feeling.

  16. #116

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    They have started to paint the parking garage to the south of this project.


  17. #117

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    They have started to paint the parking garage to the south of this project.
    I meant to post about this the other day when I noticed the single square painted as I was driving by. I'm excited for this change as that reddish color is hideous.

  18. #118

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    They have started to paint the parking garage to the south of this project.

    That patch of road in the picture is hideous

  19. #119

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcsooner View Post
    That patch of road in the picture is hideous
    Driving it is equally hideous.

  20. #120

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    IIRC, if that patch of road is N.W. 6th Street, it was on the 2017 Go Bonds for much needed repairs.

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    It would be nice to see cladding added to that garage. Or maybe having vines growing on side.

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    Any updates Pete? Seems like a good time to close in on this.

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