A 15-story hotel in the East Baltimore development just north of the Johns Hopkins medical campus is expected to receive $1.35 million in state money for pre-development work.
The Board of Estimates will meet Wednesday about the grant, which includes $1.1 million for architecture. The total cost for design and predevelopment work for the 1800 East Madison St. building is estimated to be $4.51 million. Edward Scott of UrbanAmerica Advisors, which is working on the Gateway Hotel project, did not respond to requests for comment.
In September, Scott met with the city’s design and architecture review panel to present plans for the first phase of the project, which include 194 rooms and about 30,000 square feet of retail space. Final designs have yet to be approved. Construction is slated to start in the spring and completed by summer 2015.
The hotel is part of the 88-acre, $1.8 billion redevelopment overseen by East Baltimore Development Inc. LSH Gateway LLC is the hotel’s development entity.