A new five-story hotel with 128 rooms and a 6,720-square-foot conference center has been proposed for a 3.5-acre tract between Interstate 64 and Wild Horse Creek Road.
Indiana-based companies Great Lakes Capital and Schahet Hotels have teamed up with local firms George Stock & Associates and Tri Architects to propose a site development plan for a portion of the 99-acre Planned Commercial and Residence District property known as Downtown Chesterfield.
Already under construction in Downtown Chesterfield is a 326,000-square-foot mixed-use building that will include residential, commercial and a restaurant.
The AC Hotel will be built using similar materials as the mixed-use building with thin brick, cultured stone, architectural metal panels, an aluminum storefront and glass, Mike Knight, assistant city planner explained.
The 81,254-square-foot building will have a maximum height of approximately 71 feet for the hotel and 22 feet for the conference area.
The proposed hotel and the one under construction will set the standard for the remainder of the 99 acres that make up Downtown Chesterfield, Knight said. Primary access will be from Wild Horse Creek Road, with a dedicated westbound right-turn lane into the site.
In the center of the proposed development will be a plaza, comprised of a roundabout, public art, sidewalks and park benches. According to architect Daniel Tate, of TR,i Architects St. Louis, the proposed buildings will surround the plaza, bringing a “downtown” feel to the area.
The city’s Planning Commission recommended approval of the site development plan at its Jan. 13 meeting. It will go before the Planning and Public Works Committee next and then to the City Council.