You may have noticed some construction along Dutton Street opposite the Cross Center in Bangor.
A new hotel is in the early stages of construction on the property directly across from the box office.
Developer Ocean Properties purchased the land from the city, and plans to build a five story, 130-room Residence Inn by Marriott.
There will also be retail space on the ground floor.
City officials welcome the hotel and say the market is there.
“We work with some of the developers, waterfront concerts and stuff, and we hear all the time that hotels–not only in the city of Bangor but going down as far as Waterville–are often sold out because of events that are happening here on the waterfront or other locations, so certainly the demand is there and I think maybe the demand won’t even be met completely with this new facility either,” said Jason Bird, Community and Economic Development Officer for the City of Bangor.
The hotel is slated for completion in late spring or early summer of next year.