Louisville developer plans to build 24-bed hotel in West Louisville

It would be a first in West Louisville, but a local developer said he was ready to make history. Gill Holland has announced plans to bring a two-story hotel to the Portland neighborhood. The hotel, called the Devonian, is a 24-room, two-story, 17,000-square-foot structure on Lytle Street between 16th and 17th streets. However, Holland said there was only one thing holding the project back, money. We have to fund it,” Holland said. “We don’t want another announced project for West Louisville not to happen, because we’ve seen it.” So for Holland, his course of action is now simple. He said he would work around the clock to raise the $5 million needed to complete his new project. “I just started thinking,” Holland said. “When the people of Portland have friends from out of town and they have to put them in a hotel, there’s no neighborhood hotel.” According to Louisville Hotel Association records, there are more than 50 hotels in the city of Louisville. None of these hotels are west of 9th Street. “West Louisville should have the same attributes and civilian furnishings as East Louisville,” said Metro Board Chairman David James James said he welcomes the idea of ​​the city financially helping the pro jet. , calling it a one-time contribution that would result in more success for the region. “It just helps the environment as a whole,” James said. “You’re going to visit people in a part of town, west of Louisville, and there’s no hotel for you to stay there, that kind of speaks to you about that neighborhood.” That’s why Holland calls it a special place, because it’s ‘I will help not only those who travel to Louisville, but also those who live there. “There’s not a lot of opportunity for people to come and spend their money in the neighborhood,” Holland said. “There aren’t enough job opportunities for some people in the neighborhood. We want to help provide both.” Holland said if he could receive the $5 million he needed, construction would begin in the spring. He said that in a perfect world, the hotel could be operational by the end of 2024.

It would be a first in West Louisville, but a local developer said he was ready to make history. Gill Holland has announced plans to bring a two-story hotel to the Portland neighborhood.

The hotel, called the Devonian, is a 24-room, two-story, 17,000-square-foot structure located on Lytle Street between 16th and 17th streets.

However, Holland said there was only one thing holding the project back, money.

“We have to get it funded,” Holland said. “We don’t want another project announced for West Louisville not to happen, because we’ve seen it.”

So for Holland, his course of action is now simple. He said he would work around the clock to raise the $5 million needed to complete his new project.

“I just started thinking,” Holland said. “When people in Portland have friends from out of town and they need to put them in a hotel, there’s no neighborhood hotel.”

According to Louisville Hotel Association records, there are more than 50 hotels in the city of Louisville. None of these hotels are west of 9th Street.

“West Louisville should have the same attributes and civilian furnishings as East Louisville,” said Metro Board Chairman David James.

James said he welcomes the idea of ​​the city helping the project financially, calling it a one-time contribution that will mean more success for the area.

“It just helps with the whole environment,” James said. “You’re going to visit people in a part of town, west of Louisville, and there’s no hotel for you to stay there, that kind of speaks to you about that area.”

That’s why Holland calls it a special place, because it will not only help those who travel to Louisville, but also those who live there.

“There’s not a lot of opportunity for people to come and spend their money in the neighborhood,” Holland said. “There aren’t enough job opportunities for some people in the neighborhood. We want to help provide both.”

Holland said if he is able to receive the $5 million he needs, construction will begin in the spring.

He said that in a perfect world, the hotel could be operational by the end of 2024.

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