“Experience what brought pioneers to the valley over 200 years ago and the richness that has survived and thrived all that time. The Independence Hotel will provide the place for you to start your exploration. Whether you are in town for the wine, beer, cycling, river adventure, education, or events, the Independence provides the perfect place to relaxation and gathering.”
A boutique hotel is coming to Independence this year, the latest development in a broader effort to revitalize the city’s historic downtown.
The Hotel at Independence Landing broke ground at 15 C St. near the Willamette River and Riverview Park on Monday, March 12 and opens in July 2019.
Gresham-based Tokola Properties, which is building the hotel, also will construct more than 120 apartments in the years following the hotel opening as part of a three-phase development, said Dwight Unti, the company’s president. Plans also call for a series of townhouses.
Developers have geared the Independence Hotel toward wine tourism enthusiasts, business guests, visitors to Western Oregon University and cyclists riding the Willamette Valley.
Bicyclists will be able to take advantage of a 24-space bicycle repair room with tools. The hotel will include an outdoor bike-washing area, Unti said, and rooms will have spaces to park bicycles.
Boutique hotels tend to be smaller than other mainstream hotels. The Independence hotel, featuring “warm and contemporary” architecture that compliments the historic downtown area, will have 75 rooms, Unti said.
Polk County is excited to welcome this new economic addition to our community!