Just Askin': Making way for Hotel Vib

Just Askin': Making way for Hotel Vib

Why is the parking lot at 401 N. Neil St. closed?

To make way for what will eventually be the Hotel Vib by Best Western.

The lot was closed Oct. 26 because the city won't own it for much longer. It expects to close on its sale to developer Grasshopper Hospitality LLC "in the next week or two," said Rob Kowalski, the city's assistant planning and development director.

The building plan calls for a 126-room boutique hotel with a rooftop bar and lounge and another bar and coffee shop in the lobby.

Kowalski expects construction to begin by spring of next year.

The city council approved the hotel in September and agreed to lease 100 parking spaces for it on the top floor of the Hill Street parking garage. The city won't be providing any financial assistance for the project.

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