The former Salvi's Bistro will soon be demolished to make way for a hotel.

The former Salvi's Bistro will soon be demolished to make way for a hotel.

Dublin developer Crawford Hoying got the OK last week for the demolition of the former restaurant at 5000 Upper Metro Place.

Last Thursday, July 30, the Administrative Review Team approved the teardown and forwarded to the Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission a development plan for a new four-story, 129-suite hotel at the 2.57-acre site, which sits on the west side of Frantz Road, south of state Route 161.

The application will go before the Planning and Zoning Commission at 6:30 p.m. today, Aug. 6.

The Administrative Review Team gave the OK for "the demolition of an existing commercial structure and associated parking area in preparation for future development, including cut, fill and establishing dirt pads," the staff report on the application said.

Along with an 80,481-square-foot hotel, a two-story, 14,000-square-foot office building also is planned for a future phase. Crawford Hoying is proposing to build 122 parking spaces to service the site.

According to information in the plans, the hotel will be a Hilton brand: Home2 Suites.

Before Salvi's, the building previously housed Stoney River Legendary Steaks and Cooker.

The site was included in an economic development agreement with Crawford Hoying for Bridge Park that will go before Dublin City Council members for a vote Monday, Aug. 10.

A tax increment financing, or TIF, district would go onto the land; any increases in property tax on the site would go into a special fund that would help pay for the construction of infrastructure and other improvements planned for the east side of the Scioto River where Bridge Park is planned.

The multi-block development will bring apartments, retail, a hotel, conference center, grocery store, restaurants, office space and more to the east of Riverside Drive, requiring new streets and parking structures.

Crawford Hoying also will develop Bridge Park West across the river in Historic Dublin. Condominiums, restaurants, office and retail space are planned.