Big hotel approved for Downtown MATC site

After nearly two years, a developer has won city approval to convert Madison Area Technical College’s Downtown campus building  into hotel space and build an eight-story addition to create a roughly 315-room hotel a block from Capitol Square.

The Plan Commission on a unanimous voice vote late Monday night approved Drury Southwest’s proposal to renovate MATC’s six-story Downtown education center, 211 N. Carroll St., into a 199-room Drury Plaza Hotel and replace an existing parking area along Wisconsin Avenue with a new structure offering first-floor commercial space, four levels of parking and 116 more hotel rooms.

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