Atul Patel fared far better in pitching his plans for a Springhill Suites hotel as designed above for Bricktown in comparison to a previous design that was protested last year by residents in Deep Deuce. But while the Bricktown Urban Design Committee was generally very complimentary of the new designs, they withheld approval – and it didn’t come without warning to Patel.
The one design feature seen as a big flaw is Patel’s effort to locate trash bins facing Sheridan Avenue. Patel and his architect were warned by city planners this location would be a problem. And arguments that relocating the trash bin to a less visible part of the property would force elimination of some rooms, the committee stood firm insisting it not be on Sheridan Avenue.
After some discussion at today’s meeting, it appears that Patel now understands the concerns and is in the process of reworking the design to place the trash bin toward the back of the property.