Duluth Planning Commission OKs plans for Park Point hotel, former Central High School siteThe Duluth Planning Commission recommended one high-profile project to the City Council on Tuesday night and sent along its approval of new plans at the former Central High School site.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
The Duluth Planning Commission recommended one high-profile project to the City Council on Tuesday night and sent along its approval of new plans at the former Central High School site.
The commission reviewed the final plans for a hotel on Park Point at Harbor Cove Marina. The plan went through last month but 12 rooms were added, making the total rooms 67.
The hotel will include a pool and meeting rooms. The design, which includes 48-foot towers, was inspired by the Duluth Boat Club clubhouse that stood on the site in the early 1900s.
The 104-slip marina would continue to operate at the site. Marina co-owner Terry Anderson said construction of the hotel could begin by early June.
The commission also recommended the latest land-use map for the Central site. It will go to the School Board and City Council later this month. The land use plan sets general boundaries for use but specific zoning codes still need to be assigned.
The Duluth school district had asked for a deviation from original plans drawn up by the city for the 77-acre site, adding more acres for commercial and residential use.
Other planning commission votes included:
The new hotel would be located at Joshua Avenue and Maple Grove Road, behind the Stone Ridge Shopping Center and near Walgreens and the Fairfield Inn & Suites.