12/12/2012 08:28 am ET Updated Feb 11, 2013

Royal Oak OKs First Step For Downtown Eight-Story Hotel

Tuesday's Planning Commission meeting left all petitioners pleased.

Generating the most anticipation and discussion during the meeting was a proposed hotel complex at 400 N. Main St., which has sat unused since the Jim Fresard auto dealership moved to Ferndale in 2008.

Commissioners approved the basic plan and concept for the development of an 8-story hotel, an 8-story apartment building, a pair of office buildings and a 4-level off-street parking deck subject to a list of recommendations on landscaping, screening and site access, both vehicular and pedestrian.

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