The design for Hemisfair’s boutique hotel, an at-times controversial project that has gestates over several years, was given conceptual approval by the the city’s Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC) without discussion on Wednesday.
The Aztec Theater’s owners are seeking approval to add a rooftop restaurant and bar, part of a plan to convert unused office space into an upscale 77-room boutique hotel.
After a delay of more than two years, the construction of Hemisfair’s Civic Park is finally imminent, it appears. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for sometime in January after the City Council approved last week a $27.9 million construction contract for Skanska USA Building.
However, there is little hope of Zachry Corp. breaking ground soon on the mixed-use development that will enclose the park.