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Construction of this Hilton Head hotel set to begin in October

This rendering from December 2016 shows the design plan for the Marriott Courtyard hotel development in the Heritage Plaza. The design was approved in 2016, and on Tuesday, the lighting plan for the building was approved. The next step is a design plan review and acquiring building permits. Construction is set to begin on Oct. 15, 2017.
This rendering from December 2016 shows the design plan for the Marriott Courtyard hotel development in the Heritage Plaza. The design was approved in 2016, and on Tuesday, the lighting plan for the building was approved. The next step is a design plan review and acquiring building permits. Construction is set to begin on Oct. 15, 2017.

The Heritage Plaza redevelopment project, which would demolish several existing buildings in the Coligny area to make room for a Marriott hotel, took another step forward on Tuesday.

The Hilton Head Island town Design Review Board unanimously approved a lighting plan for the project. The next step is development-plan review approval and acquiring building permits, said Chris Darnell, the town’s urban designer.

HHI Partners LLC is proposing to renovate 4.23 acres of existing commercial property at 81 Pope Ave., according to documents from the December meeting. The proposed Marriott Courtyard hotel will be five stories, in addition to a rooftop level, and have 115 rooms.

Wood and Partners Inc., a landscape architecture and land planning company providing the master planning and design for the development, says on its website that the hotel will have a rooftop swimming pool and bar.

Construction is scheduled to begin on Oct. 15, said Rob Ponder, the architect working on the project. He said he anticipates construction will take 14 months, and the hotel should open in early 2019.

Three buildings in the plaza will not be affected by demolition, according to Darnell.

A representative from Southeastern Development, the development company, said businesses remaining open include New York City Pizza, Plantation Cafe & Deli, Sage Room and Bicycle Billy’s Bike Rentals.

Correction: An earlier version of this story had incorrect information from town officials. It has since been updated to include Sage Room and Bicycle Billy’s Bike Rentals as remaining open.

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