The Mentor Planning Commission approved 's .
The hotel was built as a Ramada Inn in 1972 and has since changed brands several times. It was previously a Mentor Inn, Country Inn and Travelodge.
It became a Comfort Inn in 2001.
The $100,000 reimaging will include changes to the hotel's roof lines and covered entrance canopy. Also, its 53-foot tower above the main entrance will be replaced with parapet walls.
The existing canopy will be removed and replaced with a new canopy that has an arched standing seam metal roof.
However, the changes do not mean that is going anywhere.
When Commission Member Katherine Cimperman asked about the restaurants, architect Donald Weaver replied, "As far as I know, they're staying."
Also at the Planning Commission meeting:
- The commission approved Sheila Parker's request to have a day care on the same property as Parker Precision.
The day care will be in a separate building as the machining business.
"With all the businesses around, it would be a benefit to anyone who works there," Parker said.
- The commission also approved Cardiovascular Consultants' plans to remake the former Carpet and Tile Liquidators building at 7200 Mentor Ave.