Wingate Hotel Downtown AltoonaOwner: GAJE Downtown Development, LP/R James Marcelli Project Description:
The Wingate Hotel is currently being built in downtown Altoona and is the first functioning hotel there since the late 1980’s. This hotel is set on the site of the former Ford Music store on Chestnut Avenue.
Keller Engineers’ Land Development team is working on this project, which involves the redevelopment of a downtown property to construct of a 4-story, 83 room hotel and associated parking with access from Chestnut Avenue and Green Avenue Alley. Green Avenue Alley is proposed to be widened to 20’ and there will be additional parking on the south side of the alley.
The project is unique because two of the bordering streets are one-way, so providing guest vehicular access to the front of the building for check-in/check-out was a challenge. In order to solve this problem we worked with an architect to come up with an L-shaped hotel layout that met the hotel interior needs and allowed the site enough space for on-site vehicle circulation to the front of the hotel.Project Photos: (click on thumbnails to view larger images)