City approves hotel negotiations


City approves hotel negotiations


Date: February 22, 2011
by: Robin Roy | City Editor


The City Commission today approved an “invitation to negotiate” for any developers wanting to build a hotel on the vacant Palm Avenue parcel next to the parking garage.

Three developers have already expressed interest in building a hotel on that site — Benderson Development Co., Strategic Investment Corp. and Dr. Steve Bedi.

The city will begin negotiations with those three and any others that come forward within a yet-to-be specified timeframe.

City Manager Bob Bartolotta said he’d like to have a contract within two or three months.

One requirement for each bidder is that they can begin construction within 16 months.

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  • Reading about the proposals from the 3 interested developers, they all want space in the new parking garage which I thought was to be for public parking. So once again, the people be damned!
  • Deborah Markaverich
    Wed 23rd Feb 2011
    at 4:02pm
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