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Brookline Village could get a hotel

BLDUP reports on two real-estate things in Brookline Village: A developer's bought the Dunkin' Donuts building across from the fire station (you know, where the Carvel used to be) and another developer is planning a hotel on Washington Street.

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Noe the D line will have tons of riders with big bags snd bags on wheel!

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We should definitely not let people use public transit and just build stuff out by I-95.

Oh wait...

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For those who didn't get Vaughn's joke: The D line already terminates at Riverside @ I-95 and there's a big hotel there.

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Similar to the Revere Hotel which is really a parking garage with a few rooms above, this building is more than 30% parking!
There are 10 floors total.
Three floors and part of the lobby floor (ramp) are parking related (66 total parking spaces)
There are 168 rooms on the remaining 6 floors (assume 28 rooms/floor).

This means that the parking floors displace (3 floors x 28 rooms/floors = 84 rooms) in favor of 66 parking spaces. Since hotel rooms are a lot more expensive to rent than an overnight parking space, this is not a good business decision.

Just speculating, but is this a case of having to conform to auto-centric zoning?!?!

I agree that its important for a hotel to have some parking. How about making a deal to use that Brookline Place garage across the street which is mostly used by daytime commuters? Or one of the Longwood garages, similarly full during the day but mostly empty at night?

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I've been told the Revere makes as much money from the parking garage as the hotel. The garage costs almost nothing to operate and cars pack tightly. The hotel costs more but operating expenses are higher plus there's greater fluctuations in occupancy rates.

Also, the spots are mostly used by non-hotel guests: Commuters in the day, theater/nightlife customers at night.

While I'm not in favor of parking lots I'd rather see things built on top of them where at least the same footprint is used for something beyond metal storage.

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The Revere did re-claim some of the parking area a few years back when they renovated and expanded their meeting space- that lot & the Motor Mart across the street seem to do land-office level business

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What the hell does Brookline Village need a hotel for? It's already densely populated as it is.

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Homewood Suites on Boylston St. Is opening in June, and the two Hiltons. They will primarily serve the medical area I would think.

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