Drury Hotels have the green light from the Chesterfield planning commission to start construction of an eight-story 145-room Hyatt Place hotel, next to the existing Drury Plaza hotel.
Zoning passed in 2011 amended the requirements for the number of hotel rooms, and landscape requirements. Monday night, the planning commission unanimously passed the site plan.
According to the approved site plan, traffic will enter the new hotel off Chesterfield Center East. Parking for the two hotels and the restaurant will be shared. An expansion of the parking lot is planned.
Of the 24 existing trees, 11 of the larger ones will be moved or relocated. No other changes will be made to the landscaping. This meets all of Chesterfield's requirements.
There are two more approvals yet to do, according to Chesterfield senior planner Shawn Seymour. Both are at the staff level. One is improvement plans, which is grading, and the other one will be municipal zoning approval, which will allow them to get building permits.
Seymour said he doesn't know when they plan on breaking ground.
According to a St. Louis Business Business Journal article, the 1.05-acre site is valued at $1 million. It is owned by Drury, and was part of the plan when the initial 274-room Drury Plaza Hotel was built.