The winning bid of $2.5 million submitted by Stroh Architecture won that firm the right to redevelop City Hall property that proposes a five-story building that contains a restaurant, hotel and apartment space. The firm was selected unanimously by the Prescott City Council Oct. 18.
Located on prime property in downtown Prescott at the corner of Cortez and Goodwin streets, the 1.3 acres is designed to contain a 20,000-square-foot hotel, 50 apartment units in the top two of the five stories, and 100 hotel suites. The proposal also included some underground parking. Stroh said he hoped to integrate the existing historic rearing horse and cowboy statue that currently is at the front of City Hall into the new design. The existing structure, built in 1962, will be demolished. Stroh is a local architect who for 32 years has worked in the Prescott area. He also has served on the Prescott Preservation Commission. His efforts have included expansion of the Prescott Public Library, the Prescott Adult Center on Rosser Street, and a major renovation of the Prescott Resort on Highway 69. (Stroh’s public relations representative Denisse Fereloto, from Small Giant, Scottsdale, emphasized renderings are premature and are likely to substantial change.)