In a city that has seen a significant amount of new hotel construction in the last two years, a new project may appeal to travelers looking for more of a neighborhood-type experience.
The U/R Design firm, based in Fort Collins, is spearheading a project that will see the reconversion of two existing houses in the historic Old Town section of the city into a single hotel.
What is being called the Flats on Mulberry Street will transform the more than 75 year-old two-story brick houses into a hotel with a total of 14 rooms, including kitchen space.
The repurposing project site is located at the southeast corner of W. Mulberry Street and S. Howes Street on the southwest side of Fort Collins in a neighborhood populated with stately two and-three story residential structures mostly built during the early 20th century.
The project will include interior work transforming the two houses’ rooms into hotel units, the installation of outside ornamental railings, and string lighting between the two structures attached with matching masonry.
Plans for the project include bike space, with parking offered on-site, and from spaces leased from the nearby First Presbyterian Church, located at 531 S. College Avenue, half a block away.
The project is currently going through the City of Fort Collins’ planning approval process.
U/R Design stands for “urban rural” design, a firm specializing in commercial and residential design work.
By Garry Boulard
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