8-Story, 226-Room Hotel Heads to Riverside Planning Commission
Tomorrow, the Riverside Planning Commission will consider a proposal to construct a 226-room hotel to be located at 3420-3482 Mission Inn Avenue in Downtown Riverside.
The hotel, proposed by Overland Development Company, would be a dual-branded AC Marriott and Residence Inn hotel. The 0.95-acre project site consists of three contiguous parcels, and is currently developed with the former Central Fire Station and a surface parking lot. Overland proposes to adaptively reuse the former Central Fire Station to convert it to office uses and storage associated with the hotel and office uses. The Fire Station building was constructed in 1957.
The proposed hotel building would be eight stories and 93 feet high, with a floor area ratio (FAR) of 3.73. It would include 138 AC Marriott rooms and 88 Residence Inn guest rooms for a total of 226 rooms. The hotel would have two separate ground floor lobby and lounge areas for the two hotels. The AC Marriott would also have a ground floor bar/lounge area. Hotel amenities would include a 5,510 square foot (SF) outdoor pool and lounge area, a 1,100 SF gym located on the second floor, and a rooftop deck open to the public.
12,000 SF of the 18,172 SF Central Fire Station building would be converted to office uses. The second story of the building will be used for 6,172 SF of storage. No office tenants have been identified yet.
The project would include a three-level subterranean parking structure with a total of 173 parking spaces — 144 spaces dedicated for the hotel, 21 for the offices, and eight for fire department personnel. The applicant is requesting a Variance to provide 53 fewer parking spaces than the Code requires.
The project would include opportunities for public art displays in several areas. Concrete pads and panels would be installed in several areas to support future installation of freestanding artwork, murals, and other arts displays. The project site is located within the Mission Inn Historic District, and the Central Fire Station building is eligible for designation on the National Register of Historic Places.
AXIS/GFA Architecture is designing the project.