Built in 1971, with a total of 342 hotel rooms and 220 parking spaces on its nearly two-acre parcel at 1300 Columbus Avenue, plans to add 174 new rooms to the Fisherman’s Wharf Holiday Inn have been drawn.
As designed by Axis/GFA Architecture, the proposed 4-story addition would primarily rise atop the hotel’s surface parking lot fronting North Point and Columbus, which would result in a loss of 54 parking spaces but the addition of 8,400 square feet of new ground floor retail space fronting the two streets, and parking for 38 bikes, as well.
And a few excerpts from Planning’s preliminary feedback to the project team:
“Please minimize the extent of glass and introduce solid walls and /or columns to the exterior ground level façade. Integrate the architecture between the ground floor and the upper floors to provide unity, continuity and “ground” the building.”
“The size and location of this building make the roof as visible from the surrounding hills as the facades. Programming the roof with a deck is an option to animate it. Consider other roof features such as a green roof to further enhance the visual and functional performance of the building.”
“Building form should celebrate corner locations. Consider an architectural form that celebrates the corner at Columbus and North Point and highlights the main entrance.”
We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in as the plans progress.