Glendale - Some major changes are happening at the northwestern corner of Green Tree Road and Port Washington Road.
A new PNC Bank opened on the corner in 2011, and just to the west, an extended-stay Residence Inn by Marriott is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017. Those properties are both owned by Rachit Dhingra, who has now shifted his focus immediately north to the Radisson Milwaukee North Shore Hotel, which he also owns.
The Radisson, 7065 N. Port Washington Road, will close at the end of the year. Dhingra wants to renovate the Radisson into a Fairfield Inn, which like his Residence Inn next door, is owned by Marriott. He will construct a new lobby addition with a tower on the south end of the building. The number of hotel rooms will be renovated and reduced from 133 to 86. The Fairfield Inn is expected to open in the third quarter of 2017.
The Radisson hotel is located on a 5-acre lot that also includes an atrium, banquet facility and Zambonie's Sports Bar and Grill. All of those components are affiliated with Radisson, but as part of his renovation plans and conversion to the Marriott brand, Dhingra is seeking to have the 5-acre lot divided into three parcels.
Under the proposed certified survey map, the Radisson hotel would be included in a 2.2-acre parcel spanning the western half of the property.
A second parcel would include a 1-acre portion of land on the northeastern portion of the property. That parcel would include the atrium. Dhingra doesn't have any immediate plans for the atrium, but he said he may eventually demolish it or use it to expand the banquet center.
The third parcel would include a 1.7-acre area on the southeastern portion of the property including the banquet facility and Zambonie's Sports Bar and Grill. The banquet facility will be rebranded to North Shore Event Center, and the restaurant will be rebranded to Centerfields Bar and Grill. The rebranding will happen at the end of the year. The facilities will operate separately from the new Fairfield Inn.
The plan commission unanimously voted on Tuesday, Nov. 1, to recommend the common council approve the certified survey map subdividing the parcel into three lots. The renderings of the Fairfield Inn and other project details will be presented at a plan commission meeting in December.