A new AC Hotel by Marriott is slated to break ground this spring on York Avenue in the Central West End.
Led by Andy Holloran of Bozeman, Mont.-based developer HomeBase, the 192-room hotel would be squeezed in just north of Lindell Boulevard next to the Chase Park Plaza. The building that used to house the KPLR studio just behind the York House will come down to make way for the project, and a surface parking lot will be removed.
Holloran is partnering with Sam Koplar of Koplar Properties, which owns the real estate, on the $40 million project. Also partnering with Holloran is Rusty Keeley, CEO of St. Louis-based L. Keeley Construction.