Three of the critical components of downtown Kent's redevelopment have been formally approved by the city for construction.
The Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center, PARTA's transit center and a portion of the city's public-private commercial redevelopment all got building permits for construction within the past week.
The hotel, which is being built through a partnership between the Kent State Foundation and The Pizzuti Companies, got building construction approval for the $15 million complex at 215 S. DePeyster Street. The hotel has a listed construction price tag of $15 million.
PARTA received approval to build the intermodal facility with bus transfer bays, office space and public parking at 201 E. Erie St. The actual building construction has an $18.5 million price tag.
And "Building B," which is under construction on Erie Street across from Acorn Alley, is part of the city's partnership with Cleveland developer Fairmount Properties. The project got approval for construction of the AMETEK offices on the second and third floor of the building. That work has a listed $2.1 million price tag.