Kahler Slater was selected by Jackson Street Management to design a Marriott Hotel and help lead the project through the complex municipal approval process. Amidst great community attention and scrutiny, the design team developed a brilliant solution to please both the historic preservation community and contemporary business and economic proponents.
The design solution is an L-shaped hotel that wraps around a beautifully restored and renovated corner building. It preserves and recreates the original facades of 19th century buildings along Wisconsin Avenue, while a modern brick building rejuvenates the Milwaukee Street side. The final product gives nod to both the new and old, and created successful outcomes for both sides of a divided community.