Hotel park PUD approved by Yukon council


By Tim Farley
News Editor

A planned unit development for SV Hotel Park was approved Tuesday night by the Yukon City Council.

In addition, a final re-plat was authorized by the council for SV Hotel Park at 1609 West End Pointe.

The council, without discussion, voted to approve the measure, 5-0. No one spoke against the PUD or the final re-plat.

Planning commissioners recommended approval of the PUD during their July 8 meeting.

The PUD will include AVID Hotel, which is currently under construction, and a Candlewood Suites facility.

Final approval of the PUD will allow for a lot split so owner and developer Manish Patel can develop two hotels on that parcel, according to project engineer Jason Emmett of Cedar Creek Consulting.

Patel, of Norman, said it will be a four-story “extended-stay” hotel he anticipates will be 55 to 60 feet high.

“We’re looking at Candlewood Suites right now,” Patel told planning commissioners last month. “Hopefully we can get it open in late 2020.”

The extended-stay hotel will be built behind Logan’s Roadhouse and Hibdon Tires Plus.

Construction already is well underway on Patel’s 96-unit Avid Hotel on West End Pointe just south of his 81-unit Holiday Inn Express at 700 Shedeck Parkway.

“That hopefully will be opening before the end of the year,” Patel said.

During the July 8 meeting, Planning Commissioner Bill Baker asked about the Avid Hotel now under construction behind Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse. Avid Hotels is InterContinential Hotels Group (IHG)’s newest brand.

“There’s only three in the world right now – all three are in Oklahoma,” Patel said. “They’ve got 180 of these licenses signed off in the U.S. and only 12 or 13 are under construction right now.”

Yukon’s 46,000 square foot Avid Hotel will feature an outdoor pool and rooms will have 55-inch televisions. This new hotel will be geared toward travelers and have many technology features to target the “younger crowd.”