Hyatt Place Announced for Royal Oak Redevelopment Project

Plans to redevelop a vacant lot that once served as the Jim Fresard Pontiac / Buick / GMC car dealership in Royal Oak are moving forward as the developer unveiled the last piece of the puzzle: an eight-story hotel under the Hyatt flagship.

Plans to redevelop a vacant lot that once served as the Jim Fresard Pontiac/Buick/GMC car dealership in Royal Oak are moving forward as the developer unveiled the last piece of the puzzle: an eight-story hotel under the Hyatt flagship.

Hyatt Place Royal Oak

Almost one year ago we reported on this page that, after a failed attempt to include in this mixed-use project a Hotel Indigo, developer 400 Main LLC and Hilton Hotels announced a preliminary agreement to bring a new Hilton Garden Inn to the site located on Royal Oak’s Main Street, north of 11 Mile.

Though the Downtown Development Authority approved the $40 million project in June, recent updates by Hometown Life point to Hyatt as the final decision for the hotel brand that will be included in the plans. The new, 114-room Hyatt Place hotel will break ground in spring 2014 as part of a large revitalization plan designed by Krieger Klatt Architects of Royal Oak. This will be the sixth Hyatt hotel in Michigan and the fifth in the metro Detroit area.

Tentatively named 400 Main, the project will also feature an eight-story residential building with 82 apartment units, a three-story building with office and retail space, a five-story office building with restaurant space, and a four-level parking garage.

VERSA Development from Southfield will join 400 Main LLC as a development partner, while T.H. Marsh Construction will serve as the main contractor for this project, Hometown Life reports.

 

Rendering courtesy of Krieger Klatt Architects