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Holiday Inn coming to Ennis, I-45

Residents and I-45 travelers will see a major change to the Ennis skyline by the end of the year once the four-story, 63-room Holiday Inn Express is built.
The hotel took its first step toward construction Monday night by getting the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission for its Planned Development Site Plan. The plan is for a tract of land 1.52 acres in size located on the east side of the 700 block of N. I-45.
The Commission approved the site plan – which includes an indoor pool and exercise room – that will make the hotel the tallest occupied building in the city.
Hugo Monsanto, representing the hotel, said construction would take approximately nine months.
“It looks like a really nice project,” Commissioner Brian Holley said. “It will be a welcome addition to Ennis.”
An established business planning an expansion is Don Jose’s Restaurant, located at 2301 W. Ennis Ave. It received an approval of its Planned Development Site Plan for an addition of 570 square feet.
David Maliska was present to represent the restaurant and said the addition would not result in any days closed for the business. Maliska said the bar might need to be closed temporarily to make some renovations.
The commissioners approved the site plan with the condition to approve all signage prior to installation.
Robert Agar received approval from the Commission for an expansion to the garage at 2400 Inverrary Road. Agar said he needs additional space in his garage but he agreed to match the masonry of the existing structure on the side that faces Gleneagles Drive.
The Commission approved an exception to the material requirements detailed in an ordinance to allow an alternative material on the proposed garage expansion. Agar said the brick used to build his garage is no longer made but he will recycle the existing brick to keep the side facing Gleneagles Drive in compliance with the city.
The final item on the Commission’s agenda was a Planned Development Site Plan for a tract of land approximately five acres in size on the southeast corner of the intersection of Hwy. 287 Bypass and Ensign Road.
Brian Morse was present to inform the commissioners concerning the site plan, concerning an addition to the 287 & Ensign Storage facility. Morse said new storage buildings would be added in phases with the last addition being left near the corner of the bypass and Ensign Road for future development of the highway.
The commissioners approved the site plan.
The Planning and Zoning Commission meets every other Monday at 7:15 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

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Holiday Inn coming to Ennis, I-45

Residents and I-45 travelers will see a major change to the Ennis skyline by the end of the year once the four-story, 63-room Holiday Inn Express is built.
The hotel took its first step toward construction Monday night by getting the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission for its Planned Development Site Plan. The plan is for a tract of land 1.52 acres in size located on the east side of the 700 block of N. I-45.
The Commission approved the site plan – which includes an indoor pool and exercise room – that will make the hotel the tallest occupied building in the city.
Hugo Monsanto, representing the hotel, said construction would take approximately nine months.
“It looks like a really nice project,” Commissioner Brian Holley said. “It will be a welcome addition to Ennis.”
An established business planning an expansion is Don Jose’s Restaurant, located at 2301 W. Ennis Ave. It received an approval of its Planned Development Site Plan for an addition of 570 square feet.
David Maliska was present to represent the restaurant and said the addition would not result in any days closed for the business. Maliska said the bar might need to be closed temporarily to make some renovations.
The commissioners approved the site plan with the condition to approve all signage prior to installation.
Robert Agar received approval from the Commission for an expansion to the garage at 2400 Inverrary Road. Agar said he needs additional space in his garage but he agreed to match the masonry of the existing structure on the side that faces Gleneagles Drive.
The Commission approved an exception to the material requirements detailed in an ordinance to allow an alternative material on the proposed garage expansion. Agar said the brick used to build his garage is no longer made but he will recycle the existing brick to keep the side facing Gleneagles Drive in compliance with the city.
The final item on the Commission’s agenda was a Planned Development Site Plan for a tract of land approximately five acres in size on the southeast corner of the intersection of Hwy. 287 Bypass and Ensign Road.
Brian Morse was present to inform the commissioners concerning the site plan, concerning an addition to the 287 & Ensign Storage facility. Morse said new storage buildings would be added in phases with the last addition being left near the corner of the bypass and Ensign Road for future development of the highway.
The commissioners approved the site plan.
The Planning and Zoning Commission meets every other Monday at 7:15 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

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