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New Center City Hyatt Is One Approval Away From Construction


Two years after it was initially rumored, a new Hyatt hotel is one step away from being fully approved for construction.

The new property, to be developed by New York-based Hudson Hotels, will be branded as a Hyatt Centric and contain 300-plus rooms in its 12 stories. The hotel would go up in place of diner Little Pete's, a local institution for 37 years, and an adjacent parking garage. A zoning application is awaiting final approval and is expected to get it, according to Eater Philly.

The parcel, at 17th and Chancellor streets, is one of the last in the area not zoned for serious height. The owners of Little Pete's expect to be forced to vacate in summer 2017, and plan to seek another Center City location. [Eater]