cityboi Posted December 8, 2013 Author Report Share Posted December 8, 2013 (edited) Some council members have concerns over giving a grant to the Wyndham project. A few have concerns about giving assistance to a private hotel development when there are others that are planning hotel are not asking for assistance. Others question the need for the hotel and who would own the parking deck, the city or the owners. Another concern is the city building a deck for a private business but it would actually be used by the public and not just hotel guests. That should not be an issue because the city has done this before when it built the 8 story Bellemeade parking deck for the Wells Fargo Tower back in 1989. The project would include 100 space but city staff said the city would need at least 400 to 500 spaces in this deck. Councilwoman Hoffman said to meet the city's need, they would just have to add more parking deck levels. The current proposal is an 8 story hotel on top of a 6 story parking deck (14-stories). Additional deck levels would push the height of this hotel to around 18 or 20 stories. (about the height of downtown's tallest skyscrapers) As it stands now the project would still pass despite concerns from some city council persons. Only 4 of the 9 councilpersons have concerns. 5 council persons are on on board with the project. However, the developers continue to craft a financial plan that will get more support from city council and more details will be ironed out in regards to the parking. This is the same process GPAC went through to get more support from city council, another public/private partnership development. http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_c14d6381-efc0-5a2e-8497-9ee97cd36fbb.html Edited December 8, 2013 by cityboi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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