Plans to develop a £12m, four-star boutique hotel in Leeds could bring much needed "sparkle" to a popular cut-through area of the city.
A meeting of Leeds City Council's city centre plan panel heard that a 10-storey hotel is being targeted for a site between Russell Street and Greek Street currently occupied by the decommissioned 1970s stacker car park and the adjacent Akbar's restaurant, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Tony Plowman, from architects Kilmartin, Plowman and Partners Ltd, told the panel the hotel could be a "catalyst" for the regeneration of the area which faces onto Bond Court.
"Greek Street has lost its sparkle over the past few years," he said. "Bond Court is a missed opportunity, which probably has the biggest footfall in the city in that gap. We want open up the gap and the route through Greek Street and Bond Court."
Negotiations are currently taking place with a potential developer for the hotel, which has yet to receive planning permission.