The Clayton Plan Commission and Architectural Review Board will consider on Tuesday night whether or not to give positive recommendation for a 12-story, 218-room AC Hotel by Marriott on the site of the old Clayton Police Department headquarters at 227 South Central Avenue.
HomeBase bought the property from the city for $2.37 million in September. The project is expected to cost at least $43 million but could exceed $45 million, according to the plans.
Clayton’s Plan Commission and Architectural Review Board will conduct a conceptual review of the mixed-use development at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the city’s pending applications page.
Plans for the new project call for a fitness center, meeting space and rooftop patio and bar, which will be open to the public. A separate express elevator will take visitors directly to the rooftop amenities.
The proposed project calls for the demolition of the existing building and the construction of a 119,236 square-foot, 12-story mixed-use building containing 2,122 square-feet of ground floor restaurant space, 114,801 square-feet of hotel and 2,313 square-foot rooftop bar.
The proposed building will be constructed primarily of masonry and stucco with glazing metal accents, according to the proposal.
Clayton first sought out private development plans for the building next to the MetroLink station in the summer of 2015, which was followed up with a second request for proposals in February 2017. The city received four responses by April, according to its records.
The city also plans on subleasing 100 of its parking spaces in the Shaw Park garage to accommodate hotel guests.
The former Clayton Police headquarters building has been vacant since the department moved to 10 S. Brentwood Blvd. in 2013.