A planned hotel was recently unanimously approved by College Township council.
The Dreibelbis Street Hotel, as it is called in submitted land development plans, will be a 93-unit, 22,000-square-foot building. The hotel’s brand name has not been released publicly.
Details on the approved hotel are scarce. The hotel will be 45 feet high, and will have a 500-square-foot meeting room and 112 parking spots.
PennTerra Engineering submitted land development plans Aug. 21, and the proposal was revised Sept. 19. Planning commission then recommended council approve the plan.
The development will occupy about 2 acres of an 8-acre lot, which might be developed, too.
Access to the development will be from Sam’s Club’s driveway off Dreibelbis Street. There will be no access to the site from Dreibelbis Street due to a steep grade, according to College Township Planning and Engineering Secretary Linda Magro, who said the plans were approved relatively quickly. There will also be no access from Stocker Subaru.
A 2012 plan was approved for the site, but did not break ground and has since expired. Magro said it is up to the developer to get zoning, building and Centre Region Code Agency permitting to follow through with the existing plan.
The plan includes improvements to pipes, lighting, sidewalks and crosswalks and was approved on the condition the developer pays for traffic signals, which will cost more than $12,000.
The plan would expire five years from the date of recording, which has not yet occurred.