Marquee property: Marriott hotel coming to Victoria Theater

Lam Group's development in Harlem will also include 200 residential units

From left: the Victoria Theater and rendering of the upcoming hotel at the site
From left: the Victoria Theater and rendering of the upcoming hotel at the site

The Victoria Theater in Harlem will be transformed into a mixed-use complex that will include a Renaissance Hotel by Marriott, 200 apartments as well as retail and cultural space.

Plans for the redevelopment of the site have been in the works for years. but on Wednesday state officials announced construction on the project will begin in 2015, according to the New York Daily News. Half of the 200 planned residential units will be below market rate.

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The Empire State Development Corporation approved a $10 million loan for the construction of The Hotel On 125th Street, close to Frederick Douglass Boulevard, according to the newspaper. Permits for the project were filed last month.

The Lam Group is developing the site and Aufgang is responsible for the design of the 28-story tower. [NYDN] — Claire Moses