The scope for the redevelopment includes the renovation of the existing Essex Inn and the construction of a new residential apartment tower incorporating hotel amenities. The new tower addition includes the demolition of the existing 4-story parking structure and construction of a residential apartment building with retail, parking, and other related uses, including amenity spaces related to the hotel building. The tower concept integrates both buildings through its expansion of hospitality space and compatible residential usage. Included in the plan are hotel rooms, amenity spaces, a Night Club, and parking. The modern articulation seeks to introduce a new dynamic to the acclaimed Michigan Avenue streetscape and the city’s skyline.