Towne Place Suites
Review of a request for a Conditional Use Permit for the construction of a 5-story, 65,246 sf hotel incorporating pedestrian oriented design and an associated 83 space parking area. The subject parcel is on 0.60 acres located at 39 Elm Street and PIN 9649-42-1474. The property is owned by Asheville Property Inc. and the project contact is Dan Pabst.
Back in 2012, I reported that the Elm Street location was purchased by a Greensboro-based company that owns and operates hotels. Folks who’ve been around Asheville for awhile know the Elm Street parcel as the former home of a Steak and Ale restaurant back in the day. More recently, is was La Caterina Trattoria restaurant. Elm Street is off Merrimon Avenue. The property in question sits next to the Exxon gas station that’s home to the 51 Grille.
The technical review committee will also look at plans for the AC Hotel planned at the corner of Broadway and College in downtown Asheville. Construction of that project is scheduled to start early next year with the demolition of an existing parking deck.
From the agenda:
Final Review of a request for a Level II review for the construction of a 9-story, 76,392 sf hotel and an associated 330 space parking garage integrated into the base of the building. The subject parcel is on 0.60 acres located at 16 Broadway and PIN 9649-40-4626. The property is owned by MHG Tower LLC and the project contact is Jesse Gardner.
There’s a slew of new Asheville hotels in the works. There’s one going up on Haywood Street right now, and there’s site work on another planned for the corner of College and Charlotte Street. A second hotel on the Biltmore Estate property is under construction also.
Here’s my running list of Asheville hotels planned or in the works. I count seven, with rumors of three more.