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Ray Dayal is eyeing a La Quinta Inn  & Suites at 303 Interstate Drive, to sit on 1/2 acre plot just to the south of  his Quality Inn near Nissan Stadium. No word yet on how many rooms, or if a restaurant might be part of the plans.

He hopes to go before the Metro Board of Zoning Appeals on June 7 for special exemptions on height. 

Dayal hopes to begin construction in the fall.  A 15- to 18-month construction timeline is expected.

More behind the Nashville Post paywall:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21002423/stadiumarea-site-eyed-for-11story-hotel

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It would be nice to start and get some development this close to the Titans stadium.  It's been so baren, for so long.

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This hideous design notwithstanding, but why in hell does it take a "height exemption" for an 11-story building next to an Interstate, a quarter-mile from downtown?  Geesh, I've never seen a more height-phobic city.  This thing would go up anywhere w'in a half-mile of Chattanooga's downtown with no "exemption" needed. Silly.

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I actually think the design is interesting, especially considering the roadside-motel brand and the location. 

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1 hour ago, MLBrumby said:

This hideous design notwithstanding, but why in hell does it take a "height exemption" for an 11-story building next to an Interstate, a quarter-mile from downtown?  Geesh, I've never seen a more height-phobic city.  This thing would go up anywhere w'in a half-mile of Chattanooga's downtown with no "exemption" needed. Silly.

It's so absurd.  There shouldn't be a height restriction anywhere within the inner loop south of the capitol building, perhaps with the exception of the small area surrounding Rutledge Hill.

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This article states its next to the Stadium Inn. However it's actually next to Quality Inn which is right in front of the stadium.

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6 hours ago, MLBrumby said:

This hideous design notwithstanding, but why in hell does it take a "height exemption" for an 11-story building next to an Interstate, a quarter-mile from downtown?  Geesh, I've never seen a more height-phobic city.  This thing would go up anywhere w'in a half-mile of Chattanooga's downtown with no "exemption" needed. Silly.

Could be worse. Nashville could have Shadow Laws.....

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random, but this image reminded me.   does anyone have the rendering from when they wanted to make I 24 on the east side into an "urban boulevard"   ?

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The Metro Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday granted a skyplane variance special exception for this proposed hotel. The applicants must return to the MDHA's East Bank Redevelopment District Design committee at an upcoming meeting for additional approvals regarding signage, parking garage screening, landscaping and other details before a building permit can be issued.

More behind the Nashville Post paywall here:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21008550/bza-oks-variance-for-la-quinta-inn-project

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It actually wouldn't be bad if all along the interstate (on the stadium side) we started to see some updated hotels and restaurants that cater more to travelers and people who can't quite afford to stay in the core.  Some hotels like Hyatt Place,  Holiday Inn Express, Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn, etc...with a price point under $200 and more of your "stop and stay" than limited full service like in the core.  Add in some restaurants like Chilis, Applebees, etc.   Would fill a need and also improve the area a bit more (if it were updated).

It would only be right along the interstate between Shelby and Spring Street and no closer to downtown than S. 1st Street.

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