Construction office, model hotel room to be built for Kimpton project

A construction project office and a model hotel room for the Third Ward Kimpton hotel project is being built at 311 E. Chicago St., across the street from the hotel site.

Last year San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Resorts announced that HKS Holdings LLC plans to develop an eight-story, 158-room Kimpton hotel northeast of Broadway and Chicago Street in the Third Ward. Chicago Street Holdings LLC bought the vacant 0.4-acre site for the project for $2 million, according to state records.

Milwaukee-based KBS Construction Inc. recently pulled a building permit from the city to do a $386,444 renovation of 4,900 square feet of space on the second floor of the building at 311 E. Chicago St. for a construction project office and a model hotel room for the Kimpton project.

Construction for the hotel itself is expected to begin by the end of this year and be complete in the spring of 2016.

A spokeswoman for Kimpton did not return a phone call seeking comment.

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