Wyandotte Officials Approve Plan for Downtown Hotel

Developers plan to invest nearly $2 million to turn the Sears Building into a 33-room boutique hotel.

By early 2014, a prime piece of property that's sat vacant for a decade in downtown Wyandotte should be transformed into a luxurious hotel.

Ken and Rebecca Wickenheiser, who own Hotel Sterling in Monroe, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"proposed-wyandotte-hotel-would-resemble-monroe-s-hotel-sterling"} -->, plan to invest nearly $2 million to convert the Sears Building at the corner of Biddle and Maple into Hotel Sterling Wyandotte, modeled after their Monroe business.

LW September 18, 2012 at 07:01 PM
What about parking? What parking spaces are they going to be using up? They need to build a parking structure with the building or there will be a parking problem.
Jason Alley September 18, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Hey, LW. The guests will be utilizing the existing on-street parking, as well as nearby public lots. In case you missed it, here's a previous story that addresses your question: http://patch.com/A-xC10. The parking issue will now go before the city's Planning Commission for a public hearing. If you have feelings one way or the other about the parking aspects of the plan, the Planning Commission would be a great place to make them known.
Janet Ellis Elling from Minnesota September 19, 2012 at 12:17 AM
It's about time for a hotel downtown. Can't wait to stay there instead of the chains on Northline!! Just wish it would have been there 10 years ago.
Pete September 19, 2012 at 12:19 AM
KC September 19, 2012 at 05:14 PM
This is a great thing for the area. I don't see why people are negative. What do you want to do, leave it empty for another 10 years?


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