More than $1.8 million may be spent on a project that will see the construction of a new swimming pool, lounge, and bar on the rooftop of the iconic Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe.
The three-story boutique hotel, at 113 Washington Avenue, also says it wants to build a rooftop outdoor events space.
Although City of Santa Fe planning staff have recommended approving the project, it must still go before the city’s Historic Districts Review Board.
If the project wins that body’s ok, it will join two other downtown Santa Fe hotels that also have rooftop swimming pool and amenities space.
In hoping to secure the Review Board’s approval, the Rosewood Inn will be asking for a height exemption beyond the current 20-foot, one-inch limit to 56 feet exactly.
The hotel was built at the end of World War II and for years served as the State Securities Building housing a variety of state offices. It was converted into a hotel and officially opened as the Rosewood Inn in 1991.
By Garry Boulard
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