Ambassador Hotel

Permits have already been issued for interior nonstructural demolition to begin at the historic Ambassador Hotel. Plans for the building at 420 North Julia Street involve converting the structure into a $15 million, 120-room LaQuinta brand hotel.

Residence Inn by Marriott

The St. Johns River Water Management District recently issued a permit for a six-story, 135-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel at the intersection of Forest and Magnolia streets.