Hotel developers don't file site plans as expected for downtown Ann Arbor project at 202 S. Division
The effort, mandated as part of the city's development process, indicated that the plans were on track to head into the city by the Jan. 24 deadline.
However, the plans for what's been called Metro 202 were not submitted by this week's deadline to get onto the next available Planning Commission agenda, city officials said Wednesday.
Officials from Chicago-based First Hospitality Group did not respond to request for updated information on their project's timeline.
City Planning Director Wendy Rampson said the company remains in contact with the city over the project.
"They did decide not to file," Rampson said.
She added that she still expects site plans to reach her office by late February.
First Hospitality unveiled initial plans for a 9-story hotel at the southwest corner of Division and East Washington on Jan. 5 during a meeting with neighbors.
The proposal for the 104-room boutique hotel would be LEED-certified and operated under a national brand, officials said that night.
"We’re convinced that a nationally franchised hotel .... is going to add value to the continued development of downtown," said Bob Habeeb, president and CEO of First Hospitality, at the meeting.
The latest attempt to develop the corner follows city approvals in 2008 to build apartments on the site. First Hospitality Group bought the property from McKinley, which owns and manages the McKinley Towne Centre one block east of the proposed hotel property.