Developers have come forward with preliminary plans for a hotel off of Arsenal Street, behind Target in Watertown.
Elm Street Hospitality LLC has requested a developer’s conference with the town’s Planning Department to discuss the hotel proposed for 80 Elm Street – the former Atlantic Battery building. The spot is just down Elm Street from the recently approved Residence Inn by Marriott at the corner of Arsenal and Elm streets.
According to engineering documents submitted to the Planning Department the hotel would be five stories tall and cover about 12,000 square feet of the 36,000-square-foot parcel.The total floor space would be 66,604 square feet. The documents were drawn up by Bohler Engineering of Southborough.
The architectural drawings submitted to the town show floor plans that include 102 rooms, with a breakfast area and a fitness room on the first floor.
The parking lot would have 79 spaces, some of which would be in and underground garage, and there would be six spots to park bicycles.
The exterior would be mostly made of brick with stone along the base. The building would be set back 20.2 feet from the sidewalk.
The developer’s conference is the first step before placing the project on the agenda of the Planning and Zoning boards. The conference is not open to the public. See the documents on the Town’s Website by going to http://www.watertown-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/Index/817.