Homewood Suites shaping up in 2nd Street
Check out Rochester's new 111-room, seven-story Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel going up on the 1300 block of Second Street Southwest.
It looks like this project must be starting to near the final few laps of the race to completion.
Rochester developer Marc Carpenter and Torgerson Properties, of Willmar, are building the extended-stay hotel brand next to their Courtyard by Marriot hotel.
Including the SpringHill Suites, this is the company's third hotel within in the shadow of the nearby Saint Marys Hospital.
In 2012, the project was described as completing Carpenter's vision for Second Street. Two old houses between the Courtyard hotel and McDonald's were torn down in 2010 as a preamble.