By Steve Lackmeyer
With a sale pending for the property and construction set to begin on an adjoining Hyatt Place, architects submitted revised designs on Wednesday for a Marriott AC Hotel that was criticized by the Bricktown Urban Design Committee.
When plans were introduced last fall to the Bricktown Urban Design Committee, they included a contemporary three-story restaurant and lounge with a rooftop patio on the corner of Joe Carter and Sheridan avenues.
The AC Hotel is to be built to the east along Sheridan Avenue, and a Hyatt Place is to be built to the north along Joe Carter Avenue.
But an objection by Marriott prompted architects with ADG to scrap the three-story building in favor of a design that matches other AC hotels — a move that drew sharp criticism from a Bricktown Urban Design Committee that concluded the new AC design did not interact well with the street or feature a design that was a fit with the historic warehouse district.
Lead architect Scott Dedmon presented a new set of designs Wednesday to the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority, which also has design control of the site.