Image courtesy of Mystic Seaport Museum.

The Stonington Economic Development Commission unanimously voted to support a plan from the Mystic Seaport Museum to build a three-story restaurant-hotel building near its operations on the site of a restaurant it currently owns.

The museum is looking to capitalize on wedding-related tourism, as The Commercial Record previously reported.

The proposed restaurant and hotel is being developed in partnership with Greenwich Hospitality Group and would be built on the site of Latitude 41° Restaurant & Tavern. Plans call for the demolition of Latitude 41° and the construction of a 26-room hotel with a 160-seat restaurant and 250-seat event space.

The new building will be tailored as a venue for weddings, corporate meetings and group events in the Mystic area and the restaurant will provide a fine dining destination for museum visitors and the public. The building will be set farther back on the property from Route 27.

The Day reports Greenwich Hospitality Group will develop the building, and that the project’s construction has to wait until the city completes a sewer expansion project. The project still needs backing from the town Planning and Zoning Commission.