April 29, 2016 Staff Report
Construction plans are in gear for a 14-story, nearly 200-room hotel planned on 9th Street at 38th Avenue, not far from Queensbridge Houses.
Plans were filed with the Department of Buildings Wednesday for the hotel at 38-15 9th St.
The Red Lion Hotels Corporation announced in February that it would open a new Hotel RL – the company’s upscale brand – at this site, as the Real Deal noted. Another Hotel RL coming to Brooklyn was announced in late February.
There will be a coffee shop on the first floor, bar and lounge with outdoor seating, rooftop bar and lounge also with outdoor seating and an exercise room, according to DOB documents.
Building plans indicate that there will be 198 rooms, though the February announcement said there would be 180. RLHC could not immediately be reached for clarification.
The hotel is expected to open in 2019.
The development plans were filed by the real estate investment firm Brooklyn North Capital, which acquired the property about a year ago.