City Council to consider plan for new downtown hotel

A rendering of a Hampton Inn & Suites that will be built in downtown Fort Wayne is shown.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A new hotel is coming to downtown Fort Wayne near Parkview Field.

Fort Wayne City Council Tuesday evening will consider a resolution to designate 223 W. Jefferson Blvd. an economic revitalization area. The site will be the home of a planned 125-room Hampton Inn & Suites.

At a meeting Monday, the Fort Wayne Plan Commission voted unanimously to approve plans to build the 7-story hotel, which will have retail space on the ground floor and a rooftop bar overlooking the baseball field.

City officials announced plans for the new hotel in September.

Economic revitalization area designations are required before local governments can offer tax abatements on investments made on the properties. It’s not clear what level of tax relief the city will award the development.

The Hampton Inn is one of two new hotels planned for downtown. The other is a boutique hotel planned for Main and Harrison Streets.