A lot’s going down at the retail and housing development at Westbend, so much so that it might start looking different this fall.
As it moves into the second phase of construction, developer Trademark is expanding the property with the 3.5-acre tract of land to the south. This phase includes tearing down the old Homewood Suites. Terry Montesi, CEO of Trademark, said the Homewood Suites has reached the end of its useful life. In the removal of the old hotel, however, Trademark will donate all the furniture, fixtures and appliances to Trinity Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.
Once the hotel comes down, though, the next problem is finding what to replace it with. Montesi said there are several options, including a new boutique hotel or apartment units, though they haven’t decided on what the plan will be.
The rest of the new tract of land will be dedicated to ground floor retail to match the higher-end retail tenants already there.Continue Reading