Planning Board Approves New Hotel at Former Palace of Jaipur Site

Rendering of the Value Place Hotel approved to be built on the Palace of Jaipur site. Credits: Glenn F. Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Planning Board approved DC Hospitality’s plan to build a new four story, 124 room hotel at 2991 Hamilton Boulevard in South Plainfield. The new hotel called Value Place will be a hotel that caters to extended stay customers. Value Place is a chain of extended stay hotels found primarily in the Midwest, West and South.

The hotel will be built at the former House of Jaipur Restaurant. The restaurant which has been abandoned for years will be torn down to make way for the new hotel.

According to DC Hospitality principal owner William Davidson, Value Place is a value oriented extended stay hotel. There is no restaurant or bar on the premises and the average length of stay is close to 45 days. Up until recently Value Place did not allow one night stays. Typically Value Place appeals to those self-employed individuals that may be on assignment or have a client in a region that requires them to have a long length of stay.

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South Plainfield Planning Board member Paul Grzenda asked “why DC Hospitality chose South Plainfield?” According to Davidson “The South Plainfield area just has great demographics and an excellent business dispersion.”

The approved building is four stories high, and over 48,000 sq ft. One item DC Hospitality announce was they voluntarily agreed to allow communications equipment for the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department to be put on the top of the building. The repeaters for the Fire Department are expected to increase and enhance the communication coverage by Hadley Mall and Middlesex Mall. DC Hospitality said they will install the equipment free of charge, and there will be no cost going forward to the Borough.

“I’m pleased DC Hospitality has agreed to house the repeaters,” said Councilman Robert Bengivenga. This will enhance the Borough’s communication coverage along the Stelton Road corridor, and it is going to be at no-cost to the Borough.”

“This is a win for South Plainfield,” said Mayor Matthew P. Anesh. “This location has been in need for redevelopment for over a decade. Value Place caters to a traveling business clients which is good for South Plainfield.”

The Site Plan required five zoning approvals related to signage. DC Hospitality agreed to remove the sign on the westerly side of the building, and pared down its signage on Hamilton Boulevard. It’s variance requests on signage facing Route 287 regarding height, size and setbacks were all approved as well as a loading area variance.

“Once we have final approval we are looking to start working this fall,” said DC Hospitality’s other Principal Owner Evan Carzis. ”We hope to be open this time next summer.” When asked why he chose South Plainfield Carzis said “South Plainfield is just a great location.” After the meeting had ended Carzis offered a little secret. He is a graduate of North Plainfield High School. “I thought I’d save my background of where I graduated High School to the end,” said a joking Carzis.

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