The six-story, 210-room Marriott slated to be built across from Siné has passed the Planning Commission review and now will head to City Council for more examination on July 9th. Richmond BizSense.com has the details.
A source close to the negotiations, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the project, said that if the special-use permit is approved the hotel should be open by spring 2014.
The land is owned by the First Freedom Center, a locally based nonprofit that claims to promote religious freedom and Jeffersonian ideals. The organization will be given office and exhibit space at the corner of 14th and Cary streets as part of the deal with Apple REIT.