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lohud: New Rochelle - Hotel proposed for Cedar Street, near I-95

NEW ROCHELLE - A premium hotel has been proposed for a site on Cedar Street, near I-95, which used to house a soul food restaurant.

Plans to develop 115 Cedar St. with a TRYP by Wyndham hotel were presented to the City Council on Sept 12. The developer, Dobbs Ferry-based WARD Capital Management, hopes to build a 24-story, roughly 225-room hotel tower behind an existing building.

Managing Partner and CEO D’Wayne Prieto said the company is enthusiastic about the project.

“We’re excited about bringing a luxury hotel to the City of New Rochelle," he said. Prieto described it as an “urban resort” that will attract people on short vacations.

The project’s cost wasn’t available.

The proposal includes plans for a rooftop pool, and an automated parking garage with over 320 spaces. Seventy-five rooms will be suites for longer visits. All of the rooms will be between 300 and 450 square feet, Prieto said.

The existing white-brick building, which is flanked by the interstate and a storage facility, will be restored and outfitted with lobbies, offices, restaurants and a rooftop lounge.

The property owners said they’re exploring options such as high-visibility crosswalks, signs and pedestrian lighting to better connect the site to the city’s downtown.

The project is anticipated to create 400 construction jobs and 150 permanent jobs.

Currently, there are two hotels in the city, a Radisson and a Residence Inn by Marriott. Both are located downtown. An eight-story, 80-room hotel with a restaurant and bar, named V Hotel, is under construction on Church Street, according to the city.