City of Chandler approves expansion of Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Chandler

Aug. 18, 2023
New Square development in Downtown Chandler

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Chandler City Council recently approved a development agreement between Spike Lawrence Ventures, LLC to allow for construction of a minimum four-story expansion to the Hilton Garden Inn Chandler Downtown, located on the northeast corner of Oregon and Chicago streets.

This site is known as New Square Phase 2. In 2018, the city approved a development agreement between Spike Lawrence Ventures, LLC for the New Square project at the northwest corner of Chicago St. and Arizona Ave. The developer completed Phase 1A and 1B, which included a multi-use commercial space with office space, the hotel and upscale restaurants.

In May 2022, City Council approved an agreement with the same developer for a four-story residential housing project for New Square Phase 2. With the change in the housing market and the success of the Hilton Garden Inn, Spike Lawrence Ventures requested an amendment to the agreement, allowing the construction of additional hotel rooms, a 3,500-square-foot conference room, additional green space and parking. This project would create an additional 69 hotel rooms, or 67 if double-sized suites are added.

“The pulse of growth beats stronger than ever in the heart of Downtown Chandler and we are excited to break ground on our second phase of New Square,” Spike Lawrence commented. “The success of the hotel and restaurants made this an easy decision. In addition to the hotel expansion, Phase 2 will welcome Jeannie Martini’s, an Italian restaurant on the bottom level, owned by Lorie and Dino LaPlant.”

The design would be consistent with the Preliminary Development Plan previously approved by City Council. The added room inventory will not require the city to provide additional parking spaces in the Oregon Street Parking Garage. The amendment also contains new project milestones and deadlines.

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