Plans for a hotel at I-85 and Duke Street, on the eastern boundary of property controlled by the owners of Northgate Mall, are moving forward.
The mall's legal entity recently sold off a 2.7 acre parcel to Daly Seven, a Danville, Va.-based developer of chain hotels franchised from brands like Hilton and Marriott. Daly Seven plans a Hampton Inn & Suites on the site. (A former Hampton Inn at Hillandale and I-85 became a Comfort Inn in the recent past.)
The H-S notes that the developer and Northgate has been working with the Northgate Park Neighborhood Association on the plans; publicly-available minutes from the Trinity Park Neighborhood Association also suggest some level of interest in the project by the 'hood bordering the site to the south.
It's the second land sale this year for Northgate, which in February granted a deed for what appears to be the Bank of America outparcel. Tax records suggest a $540k sales price for the BoA parcel, and a $1.3 million sales price for the Hampton Inn site.
Although travel is down in Durham, driven by a decline in business travel that the DCVB has suggested is systemic, hotels keep popping up.
From the Kings Daughters Inn opening on Buchanan earlier this spring, to Greenfire's deal with Interstate Hotels and the incentives released this week for a 150 room boutique hotel downtown, to the opening of Hotel Indigo near RTP in a few weeks, there's a lot happening on the hospitality front. And that's to say nothing of a proposed hotel at Main St. near Ninth, and the perhaps-stalled Courtyard by Marriott planned for the old McPherson Hospital near Brightleaf Square.