Plans to build an AC Hotel on East River Street received initial approval from the Savannah Georgia Historic District Review Board. The hotel is planned for the former site of the Savannah Electric Power Company headquarters, which was demolished in 2015 by the hotel’s developer, North Point Hospitality. The hotelier opened the Homewood Suites on the previously undeveloped hillside next to the where the power headquarters once stood in 2016 and also owns property across River Street on the waterfront. The AC Hotel will be situated between the East River Street Ramp onto Bay Street and Homewood Suites. Plans call for a rooftop garden terrace and ground-floor restaurant. The hotel has already received construction permits.
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