Developers plan to break ground next year on a $27 million Hyatt Place hotel just southwest of the Courthouse Square in Bloomington. The 168-room, seven-story hotel is proposed for a surface parking lot on the south side of Kirkwood Avenue across from the Irish Lion and Crazy Horse restaurants and east of the B-Line bicycle and pedestrian trail. The plans from REI Investments of Indianapolis and White Lodging of Merrillville call for a two-level parking garage, outdoor seating along the B-Line trail and Kirkwood and an indoor pool/fitness center. The designer is PFVS of Atlanta. The Bloomington City Council on Monday approved the vacation of an alley in the middle of the project site, which also includes a small building once used for drive-through banking. Construction is scheduled to start in the spring, with completion expected in 2014. It is the second hotel project in the works for downtown Bloomington: A 155-room SpringHill Suites is planned for the northwest corner of College Avenue and Ninth Street. Thoughts?