6 days ago
I am eagerly awaiting more details on the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center project at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. In case you missed the news, the college announced this week that the project will include a 65-room hotel and conference center that will be built to LEED Platinum standards. Overall, the project is a planned 100,000-square-foot, mixed-use development that will incorporate renewable energy systems. In addition to the hotel and conference center, the complex will include commercial and office space, a culinary training facility, and a restaurant featuring locally grown and sourced fare. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $32 million, and it will be financed with a mix of private funding and new market tax credits. Construction will be completed in four phases, during which parts of the hotel and the kitchen and dining area will remain operational.