Hilliard City Council on June 25 upheld a recommendation from the city's planning-and-zoning commission to rezone a 5.6-acre lot at the former site of JD Equipment, 4079 Lyman Drive, to allow for the construction of a hotel on a portion of the land.

The land on the west side of Lyman Drive, south of All Seasons Drive and east of Britton Parkway, was rezoned from a business district to a planned-unit development to allow Innsight Hospitality LLC to build a $12.6 million, 94-room TownPlace Suites, a Marriott brand, on about a third of the lot.

The remainder of the parcel will have commercial uses, according to David Meadows, Hilliard's economic-development director. Two other hotels also have been proposed in the Cemetery Road corridor west of Interstate 270.

InterContinental Hotel Groups, whose brands include Holiday Inn Express, plans to build a 4-story, 92-room Avid Hotel at the former McDonald's site, 3900 Lyman Drive, at the northeast corner of Cemetery Road and Lyman Drive, and Tru by Hilton plans to build a 4-story, 97-room hotel at 3950 Lyman Drive, west of the Hampton Inn & Suites at the same address.

A lot split would create a new address for the Tru by Hilton.

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