Dave Reid

City Plan Commission Recommends Potawatomi Hotel for Approval (Renderings)

By - Feb 27th, 2012 08:42 pm
Potawatomi Hotel

Potawatomi Hotel Rendering

At the February 27th, 2012 meeting of the City Plan Commission two requests for zoning changes were recommended for approval which will allow Potawatomi’s luxury hotel proposal to move forward.  The recommendation was contingent on providing the Department of Public Works with traffic information, and the city’s acceptance of additional refinements and enhancements being made to the hotel design.  The 20-story, 375-385 room facility is proposed to be located at the corner of West Canal Street and West Potawatomi Circle creating a new gateway to the casino.  The current design includes white metal panels, and floor to ceiling windows that will have a green tint to compliment the existing hotel’s motif.   The hotel will have a mix of standard rooms and large suites, and include a full service restaurant, lobby bar, a retail store, meeting rooms, exercise facilities, a bowling alley, spa, indoor pool, club room and bar located at the top of the hotel.  Once complete the new hotel will provide 230 full time jobs.

In addition to the new hotel Potawatomi plans to construct a four level 480 stall, 49,615 SF precast parking garage directly east of the existing parking garages south of the casino.

The changes were unanimously recommended for approval.  These zoning changes will now go before the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee for approval.

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One thought on “City Plan Commission Recommends Potawatomi Hotel for Approval (Renderings)”

  1. Dan Karus says:

    I actually like it, and I’m a bit of an architecture freak. It will add a bit of needed sparkle to the Valley. It will also increase the long-term viability of the casino. I live in NYC, but visit family and friends in Milwaukee regularly 2-3 x/yr. We always go to the casino a couple of times when in town. It is a wonderful resource for the city and is actually an added inducement to come visit. In all honestly, if such a nice casino wasn’t there I wouId likely visit the city less than I do. I know from my own experiences, the lack of hotel limits Potowotomi’s potential. I usually stay w/family when in town; however, I know for a fact that when we go to the casino we limit our play because we feel obliged to go “home” early soas not to disrupt our hosts. If there was a hotel at the casino we’d definitely be able to play at least a few hours longer than we do on the 1 or 2 evenings we go gambling. I know our stay would not impact downtown hotels at all, since the beauty of having a hotel at the casino is that you don’t have to get in a car to crash after playing.

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