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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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« 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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Re: Hyatt Place plans show power of public persuasion
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2019, 05:50:55 PM »
Anyone know why this project will have no on-site parking garage, like 1st two or  three floors  topped by the rest of the structure? That seems to be the way to go with small compact sites such as this.

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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2019, 05:55:52 PM »
There's a parking garage already standing next door. More parking would be a waste.
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2019, 09:17:32 PM »
There's a parking garage already standing next door. More parking would be a waste.

what is the construction going on in the garage? The plywood windows look is quite nice.

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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2019, 01:16:14 PM »
There's a parking garage already standing next door. More parking would be a waste.

what is the construction going on in the garage? The plywood windows look is quite nice.

A portion of the first floor of the garage now has generators to support Vystar operations. That portion of the garage retrofit should be completed in the next few weeks. The first (albeit small) wave of Vystar employees moved into the tower today.

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2019, 04:39:22 PM »
When are they going to start this?

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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2019, 07:00:21 PM »
When are they going to start this?

With the Landing being torn down it will be interesting to see if that impacts this project.
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2019, 08:47:24 PM »
Tearing down the Landing looks like a foolish thing to do with a Hotel being built right across the street. The Landing would be ideal venue for visitors, in town for the first time. The new patrons would give instant life to the Landing. 

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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2019, 09:44:18 PM »
Maybe they can be convinced to build a mile east!  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2019, 10:09:27 PM »
Tearing down the Landing looks like a foolish thing to do with a Hotel being built right across the street. The Landing would be ideal venue for visitors, in town for the first time. The new patrons would give instant life to the Landing.

They'll love the (planned) grass, instead!

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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2019, 12:39:21 PM »
Tearing down the Landing looks like a foolish thing to do with a Hotel being built right across the street. The Landing would be ideal venue for visitors, in town for the first time. The new patrons would give instant life to the Landing. 

agreed, but I think the City shelving the  convention center idea (again) will have a larger impact on whether this gets built.