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LYTLE PARK HOTEL GETS OKAY FOR RENOVATION PLANS

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July 14, 2015

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Plans to renovate the former Anna Louise Inn and a second building near Lytle Park can move forward after a Monday vote from the city’s Historic Conservation Board.

The city manager-appointed board granted a certificate of appropriateness Monday to allow the properties within the Lytle Park Historic District to obtain building permits. Those permits would support the adaptive reuse of buildings to open an upscale 106-room Autograph Collection Hotel.

Eagle Realty Group, the real estate subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Western & Southern Financial Group, plans to develop the Downtown hotel with Blue Ash-based Winegardner & Hammons serving as the general contractor and hotel operator.

Cincinnati’s Historic Conservation Office generally reviews only exterior work, demolition, new construction and site improvements planned at local landmarks or properties located within historic districts. Two weeks after a preliminary design review, Winegardner & Hammons officials presented some revisions to site plans Monday.

A critical piece of the plan involves building a large enclosure to connect the adjacent buildings. Terry Dammeyer and Jeffrey Veigl of Winegardner & Hammons said the new design calls for using more glass as part of the structure to show life inside the building. Other changes included modifications to the exterior of the Anna Louise Inn building, improvements near the building’s entry, and slight changes to interior common spaces and roof features.

Garber & Woodward Architects designed the former Anna Louise Inn at 300 Lytle St. Built in 1909, the Beaux-Arts building has neoclassical influences. Dittoe Fahnestock & Ferber designed the 311 Pike St. building. The Pike Street neogothic building with Dutch influences was built in 1919.