Construction has finally begun on the long-stalled hi-rise at the corner of Canal and N. Rampart Streets, which now includes plans for a hotel.
Initially planned as a luxury apartment building with ground-floor retail, renderings for the development now show floors eight through 14 dedicated to a hotel. The company expects construction to be finished by "the first quarter of 2018."
The Kailas Companies’ redevelopment of the historic Woolworth’s building has been in limbo since City Council approved the plan in 2012. The building was demolished in 2014, and two years later no hi-rise has appeared.