A developer is gearing up to break ground on a longtime hotel project next to the BrickTop’s restaurant.

Aum Enterprises is poised to begin construction on the new Residence Inn by Marriott at 2800 U.S. 280 S. in Homewood with completion expected by the end of the year.

It’s a six story, 120-unit hotel with a pool that replaces the former Residence Inn on Lakeshore Parkway, said Rakesh Patel, president of Aum Enterprises in Birmingham.

“We are very pleased with its location next to Bricktop’s restaurant and at the intersection of Homewood, Mountain Brook and Birmingham,” Patel said.

Bradley & Schmidt Architecture PLLC in Dothan and Gonzalez-Strength & Associates in Birmingham are involved in the project, according to documents.