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thelakelander

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Hyatt Place plans show power of public persuasion
« on: August 20, 2018, 08:57:16 AM »


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Plans for a 9-story Hyatt Place hotel were recently submitted to the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB). Plans for the 128-room hotel include a first floor restaurant and bar, a second floor pool deck and fitness center, and a rooftop patio and event space. The project would use on-street parking along Hogan Street and spaces in an existing adjacent five-year-old parking garage. However, what should not be lost and forgotten in time is the story of how this site was created to allow for 2018's infill hotel development.

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Re: Hyatt Place plans show power of public persuasion
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 11:15:57 AM »
This looks great!  I'm so glad the city listened to some informed individuals because it is really paying off down the road.  I love the murals on the back.

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Re: Hyatt Place plans show power of public persuasion
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 07:54:44 AM »
To add to this- if we didn't work hard and advocate for the preservation of the site plan as it stands today... what we would have wound up with was a parking garage built to the street w/ no retail and instead of a hotel, there would have been a drive-thru chain store on the Sisters City plaza. Before Parador Partners became engulfed in a federal indictment for fraud, which they ultimately pled guilty to, they wanted to construct a drive-thru Dunkin Donuts on this prominent corner.  Their original development agreement with the City called for them to erect at least a two-story structure.  So, they proposed a two-story tall (but not actually a two story building) modular structure w/ a roughly 3,000 sf footprint that included a drive-thru lane fronting Independent Drive.   Their intent was to take $3mm in taxpayer money to subsidize the cost to build a parking garage that would have forever killed any semblance of walkability along Hogan Street and also construct a suburban-style fast food restaurant on site. 


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Re: Hyatt Place plans show power of public persuasion
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 04:28:00 PM »
Does anyone know if they have broken ground yet, on Hyatt Place?

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Re: Hyatt Place plans show power of public persuasion
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 04:33:44 PM »
Does anyone know if they have broken ground yet, on Hyatt Place?

They have not.
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