Bloomington: 200 E. Kirkwood Ave Development

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Historic Bloomington bank on Kirkwood could become boutique hotel

Plans for a historic downtown Bloomington bank building have changed. Developers have scrapped their idea for apartments and now want to add a fifth floor and turn the structure into a boutique hotel.

Described by one former city official as an "ugly duckling," The Peoples State Bank building, at 200 E. Kirkwood Ave., will largely be preserved thanks to a recent designation as historically notable.

Last summer, the owner, Elliot Lewis, of Bloomington-based ER Lewis & Co., put forth plans to add a third and fourth floor, build an addition in the surface parking lot south of the bank and turn the structure into apartments. Now he plans to add a "stepped back" fifth floor and turn the structure into a hotel.

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