Preliminary plans told for downtown motel

Rick Spiegel presented preliminary plans for a downtown motel project to the Albion Planning Commission during its monthly meeting Monday night, June 4.

Spiegel said he is planning a 12-unit motel to be located in a new 98-foot by 56-foot building located to the east of the present Spiegel Automotive. The building would occupy the northwest corner of the intersection at Market and Fifth Streets. Each room would have an exterior entrance.

The property is in the downtown commercial (C-2) zone. Spiegel requested amended zoning of the property to allow hotels/motels as a permitted use.

The Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of this request to the Albion City Council.

Approval of a new subdivision plat of the property will also be required.

Spiegel said he is hoping construction of the motel can begin as soon as possible this summer.

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