900 Baxter Avenue

Developer Weyland Ventures plans to renovate three historic buildings at the corner of Baxter Avenue and East Breckinridge Street, according to plans filed Jan. 24, 2020.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Developer Weyland Ventures plans to renovate three historic buildings at the corner of Baxter Avenue and East Breckinridge Street to allow for a 69-room hotel and a “food & beverage concept,” according to plans filed with Metro government on Jan. 24.

The development at 900 Baxter Ave. is expected to cost at least $2 million, according to planning documents. Weyland Ventures also plans a small addition to one of the buildings, which together comprise about 43,000-square-feet.

"The Highlands is such a great neighborhood, and Bardstown Road is known as an entertainment, retail and restaurant destination, but it lacks a hotel between Broadway and the Douglass Loop," CEO of Weyland Ventures, Mariah Gratz said. "In keeping with the unique, local vibe of Bardstown Road, we want to deliver a boutique hotel that is unique, authentic and complementary (to) the neighborhood. And, we’re always excited about breathing new life into historic buildings."

Plans do not say what types of hotel and restaurant are envisioned for the property.

Construction is expected to start in the next six months and the hotel is expected to be open in the summer of 2021, according to Gratz.

Officials at Weyland Ventures did not immediately respond to inquiries from WDRB.

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