CLEVELAND, Ohio — A city review board approved designs today for the office building and hotel planned for the Flats East Bank, making way for the developers to obtain building permits for the first phase of the project.

Members of the city’s Landmarks Commission reviewed new images of portions of the project that will sit in the Historic Warehouse District. Property between West 10th and West Ninth streets and Front and Main avenues is earmarked for an office building, a hotel, a fitness center, stores and parking.

Construction on the $270 million first phase of the Flats East Bank project could start in the spring, and the office building and hotel are scheduled to be open by spring 2012. The office building — three floors of parking topped by 18 floors of offices and a rooftop terrace — will house accounting firm Ernst & Young and law firm Tucker Ellis & West LLP.

Developers have not announced the hotel brand, though they said today that the hotel building is being designed for a specific occupant.

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Article courtesy of: cleveland.com

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