Photo by David Lay

The gas station at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road that closed recently in preparation for construction of a new Residence Inn has reopened temporarily.

The project has run into delays in the county permitting process, according to Timothy Eden, managing director of Starr Capital LLC. The company is overseeing the project for a partnership of investors who will own the building.

Eden said they now hoped to break ground in May.

As previously reported, the approved plans include a 173-room hotel with about 4,200 square feet of ground-level retail, about 5,000 square feet of meeting space, dining, 28 below-grade parking spaces and that will stand 145 feet tall.

Residence Inn start delayed, gas station reopened temporarily