Kevin Walters reports that Franklin planning commissioners will vote this week on a proposal by Home2 Suites to build a six-story, 62,000-square-foot extended-stay hotel in Cool Springs. Home2 Suites' plans call for the project to include 105 rooms and a green roof and rise next to the Internal Revenue Service building on International Drive.
The SoBro site slated for a Westin hotel is undergoing core drilling for environmental sample purposes.
Nashville Hospitality Capital LLC will serve as the developer of the hotel, a start date for which has yet to be announced. Kevin M. Fee, spokesman for the company, could not be reached for comment.
The Woodbury, Tenn., office of Richard Simmons Drilling Co. was on the site Tuesday morning taking the samples.
The Westin site is bordered by Eighth Avenue on the east, Clark Place on the north, Ninth Avenue on the west and, on the south, a building that houses Dismas Charities and that fronts Lea Avenue. Read more about the project here.