An additional boutique resort in downtown Whitefish is in the operates.

Averill Hospitality has submitted a prepare to the City of Whitefish to construct a 21-suite hotel, along with a cafe and retail areas, at the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Spokane Avenue. Called the Downtowner North, the lodge would sit to the north of the Downtowner and throughout the street from the Firebrand Hotel — both equally are also owned by Averill Hospitality.

“The objective and intent of the challenge is to generate an desirable infill use that blends in and supports the downtown company neighborhood,” the application suggests.

The assets, made up of a few heaps, now involves a parking great deal and a compact business constructing and is adjacent to the CenturyLink setting up that will stay.

The city’s Architectural Critique Committee will have to signal off on the layout for the undertaking, but no other acceptance is required as resorts in the downtown WB-3 organization district are a use by suitable. And the lodge is beneath the 7,500 square feet threshold that would need a conditional use allow.

Options for the hotel arrived as minimal shock as associates of the business approached Whitefish Metropolis Council in July very last year asking the city to abandon the alley on the south close of the assets so it could turn it into a pedestrian walkway. Council turned down the proposal, stating it necessary far more details on a prepare that would see town residence turned above to non-public ownership.

The internet site strategy, submitted to the town, displays the alley as staying selected for pedestrians.

The layout for the 3-tale lodge phone calls for the first ground to be used for a cafe and retail/companies, together with a compact lodge lobby. All lodge suites would be found on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

The basement would include storage, maintenance and staff members parts alongside with parts for visitor utilization these types of as a health and fitness space, yoga and multipurpose area, and a gear and puppy clean area.

A rooftop space would be open to the community and also be selected for use by the restaurant for dining and events. The hotel would be 35 toes in height with an elevator, stairs and restrooms to provide the roof deck extending to 45 ft.

THIS IS the next latest downtown hotel task introduced ahead by Averill Hospitality.

Previous summer months the business declared plans to develop a 40-home boutique hotel on the corner of Central Avenue and 1st Road. The 38 Central Hotel is established to contain a basement parking composition, very first-floor dining and retail house, and a rooftop deck serving meals and drinks.

Whitefish Metropolis Council in Oct final calendar year accredited the task.

Plans for that job also have been submitted to the city’s Architectural Evaluate Committee, which is set to glimpse at pre-application plans for both of those accommodations on June 7.

The Central Avenue hotel would host lodge suites on equally the 2nd and 3rd floors. It would be 35 toes in top with the elevator, stairs and restrooms to provide the roof deck extending larger.

The residence on Central Avenue has been vacant for a long time, most not too long ago serving as a city parking good deal. Whitefish’s downtown learn approach calls for a boutique hotel on the corner.

Averill Hospitality also owns The Lodge at Whitefish Lake and the Edgewater DoubleTree in Missoula.

Features Editor Heidi Desch may perhaps be reached at 758-4421 or [email protected].

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