Hendersonville City Council voted late Thursday to begin negotiations with a developer to build a six-story downtown hotel on the Dogwood public parking lot. The Blue Star plan includes a 9,272-square-foot, 200-person conference space with 9,000 square feet of retail space, a rooftop bar and a second-story restaurant. The parking garage would have 224 spaces, with the potential to add another 53 spots. The city wants to sell the Dogwood lot off Church Street for the hotel and use the proceeds to invest in public parking. As part of the project, the city also wants a parking garage that could be used for hotel employees and guests, as well as public parking for the city. A similar setup can be seen at the Aloft Hotel in Asheville.