The long-delayed downtown Marriott-brand hotel slated for the now-vacant lot next to the Jones vargis Tower at 300 East Second Street, is finally moving forward. Permits were pulled on the project to the tune of $9 million. It will be four floors and feature 134 rooms. Click here for the permit details.

A weekly motel formerly occupied this site. The site is owned by Basin Street Properties who also owns the adjacent tower, the Bank of America bulding, and the Wells Fargo building downtown.