The company that built a new hotel in downtown Cedar Falls is proposing another one, this time on the Highway 58 corridor. Hawkeye Hotels’ site plan for a five-story 119-room Residence Inn was approved Wednesday by the Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission. It is expected to come before the City Council March 2. The proposed hotel would be 21,530 square feet and built on 2.65 acres in the Cedar Falls Industrial Park at 7200 Nordic Drive, just west of Highway 58. Hawkeye Hotels, a Coralville company, opened the 130-room Hampton Inn downtown at West First and Main streets in August.
Its height will be minimized by a flat roof, but additional flourishes at the ends of the building and over the entryway will provide a contrast to neighbors, including two hotels. Surrounding buildings have pitched or flat roofs.
Of the property’s 115,232 square feet, 35,021 would be open or green space. There would be 130 parking spots.