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Plant Riverside hotel construction stays on track

  • Construction continues at the Plant Riverside District on the west end of River Street. (Rich Burkhart/For the SMN)

Construction continues on hotelier Richard Kessler’s Plant Riverside District on the west end of River Street. The centerpiece is the site of a decommissioned power plant built in 1912. Representatives from The Kessler Collection say construction is progressing as expected on the $270 million, 670,000 square-foot development.

Once completed, the development will be anchored by a 419-room JW Marriott, which will be spread across five buildings. The buildings will feature ground-floor retail space, multiple dining options and entertainment and ballroom spaces. The Plant Riverside District is expected to take about two years to complete and will be the seventh Savannah-area development for Kessler, who also owns The Mansion on Forsyth Park and manages The Bohemian hotel on Bay Street.

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