HYDE PARK — The University of Chicago will announce plans for a new hotel to go on a 53rd Street parking lot at a July 28 meeting.
Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) will host a meeting at 6 p.m. July 28 at the Booth School of Business, 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave. to detail plans for the hotel.
The university is describing the project as “boutique hotel” to be built on a 53rd Street parking lot at 1411 E. 53rd St., but is releasing few details ahead of the meeting.
Those briefed on the project said it will feature a restaurant on the ground floor and a patio area on the Dorchester Avenue side of the building.
The hotel plans represent the fourth recent hotel project in Hyde Park the last two years.
Hyatt Place opened in 2013 as part of the university-led redevelopment of the Harper Court shopping center.
A former Ramada at 4900 S. Lake Shore Dr. is currently finishing a remodeling project under new ownership by La Quinta Inn and Suites.
Architect Jeanne Gang is also working on a 26-story hotel and apartments project for the Silliman Group called Solstice on the Park at 56th Street and Cornell Avenue.
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