Developers are planning to raze the three-story brick building at 447 Battery St. housing a Cort Furniture showroom in order to build a 19-story hotel with 182 rooms and eight private residences. Community members can attend a meeting about this at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Heller Manus offices in the Transamerica Building, 600 Montgomery St., No. 100 (main floor).
Important: Space is very limited, and RSVPs are strongly requested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to go.
This pre-application meeting, according to an invitation sent out to some neighbors, “is intended to facilitate a discussion of the preliminary project concepts between the project team, adjacent neighbors, and community organizations before submitting an application to the city. The process is vital because it provides neighbors the opportunity to ask questions about the project at a very early stage, before plans are submitted for Planning Department review.”
At an earlier meeting last spring, neighbors were told the architects would be careful about “light and air issues” and would not exceed zoned height limits. Also, a four-star hotel operator was chosen to manage the property, and the project sponsor will live in one of the residences. For more details about the previous meeting, please see this Hoodline article: “More Details Emerge About Hotel Proposed For 447 Battery.”