Carrboro's first hotel and parking deck will soon be under construction downtown.
The first phase of the 300 East Main project includes a 142-room Hampton Inn & Suites with 18,100 square feet of retail and restaurant space located on the ground floor.
A 500-space parking deck will sit behind the hotel and will provide free public parking.
Construction of this phase will take about 14 months.
The first work will be demolition of existing buildings at 304 and 404 E. Main St. and two empty houses on Padgett Lane and Boyd Street.
Developers will hold a groundbreaking ceremony later this month after demolition is complete.
Main Street Properties of Chapel Hill LLC, whose partners include Kevin Benedict and Laura Van Sant, is the developer of 300 East Main and will own and manage the six to nine retail and restaurant spaces in the new building.
The Atma Hotel Group out of Chapel Hill is a partner in the first phase and will own and operate the Hampton Inn & Suites.
Future phases of 300 East Main will bring additional retail, restaurant, office and cultural space.