PSA to the community about a proposed building wanting to be built on our historic block known to the locals as “Whiskey Row”. We would like to know how you as a community feel about it. Here is info about this proposed building and when the proposal meeting is happening.
We obtained this letter from a concerned citizen.
Here is a letter that was written by Cat Moody – Historic Preservation Specialist
“Dear Property Owner,
The Historic Preservation Office at the City of Prescott has received a request for review of a
project on Whiskey Row at 136, 138, and 140 S Montezuma St. The proposed project is called
the Prescott Plaza Hotel. Due to the potential impact, this project will have on Prescott we are
currently engaged in public outreach.
You are receiving this letter because you own property within a half-mile distance of the
proposed project location. This project will be brought before the Prescott Preservation
Commission at the Friday, March 11′ 2022 meeting held in Council Chambers at Sam.
The initial review of the project at that meeting will be a non-voting item. The applicant, Jim
Griset is seeking input from the Commission and the public on this project at this time. A future
meeting will be scheduled for a vote by the Commission.
A brief description of the project and a few graphics are included for your reference.
The owner is proposing to demolish the building that currently houses three retail storefronts on
Whiskey Row. The proposal is to construct a new hotel building that will completely fill the lot.
The building is proposed to be six stories high in total, with a limited portion near the front
extending to four stories high
The description below from the project applicant:
The hotel will feature 53 rooms including 4 king suites with private balconies facing the
courthouse plaza, 45 king guest rooms, 4 ADA compliant guest rooms, 3 conference and
private dining rooms, 2 rooftop terraces available for weddings and other special events,
a 3rd-floor terrace and wine bar overlooking the plaza. Facing the Whiskey Row Alley,
the back of the hotel will feature a hotel mercantile shop, an entrance for guests, and an
elevator for guests, catering, and deliveries.
You are encouraged to attend the meeting if you would like to participate and voice your opinion.
The meeting will also be available virtually on Zoom
Zoom link and Meeting ID 880 9262 5111
The agenda with Zoom link will also be posted on the City’s Boards and Commission page on
Friday, March 4′ (one week before the meeting). You are also welcome to send a written
response to me that will be included in the public comments if you prefer.
Historic Preservation Specialist”