With JOY FM located downtown in Lafayette Square we have watched the rebirth of the former Hotel Lafayette with keen interest.

Developer Rocco Termini has been working to meticulously restore the building, bringing it back to the landmark it once was.
On Friday Termini took guests on a tour of downtown landmark. The Hotel Lafayette was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

A $35 million rehabilitation project on the hotel will convert the facility into 115 one and two bedroom apartments and 34 hotel rooms. Several bars, restaurants and other businesses have signed to occupy the first floor.

Renovations on the building are in their final phase and are projected to be complete by mid-May 2012.

(From WKBW)