Graves Hospitality wants to build a 9-story hotel in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. 

The Minneapolis-based developer and St. Paul-based Collage Architects have submitted early design renderings to the city for a 144-room Moxy Hotel at the corner of Emerson and Lake streets. If completed, it will be the first hotel in the area.

Moxy is a new budget brand from Marriott that caters to young, social and price-conscious customers. There is one Moxy in Milan, Italy with five more opening soon throughout Europe.

Graves would include a ground-level restaurant that would be open to the public.

Images show a thin building on the narrow stretch of land across the street from the Uptown Arby's restaurant, just two blocks east of Calhoun Square.

The building would be clad in brick and metal, replacing a two-story building and surface parking lot. A city planning commission commitee will discuss the plans on Nov. 19.

courtesy: Collage Architects

courtesy: Collage Architects

courtesy of Collage Architects

courtesy of Collage Architects

site plan courtesy of Collage Architects

site plan courtesy of Collage Architects

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