Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Proposed hotel on 76th & state - meeting TONIGHT!

Found this info from flyers found yesterday...

Tonight, CAPCC is hosting a meeting which includes a proposed hotel on State street, between 76th & 77th, next to the gas station.

There was a lack of information of this meeting on the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council blog, despite the fact that CAPCC President Keith Tate is also the chairman for sub-area I, where this takes place.

The enclosed flyer from the Michigan Indian Association details some of the issues the community may have with the project. These include the fact that the developers are elderly gentlemen. One of them owns the Barbara Ann motel.

Certainy one other issue would be the location. While it is located by the Dan Ryan (which is good), and not too far from the 79th street El Station, the lot is situated between streets, with a gas station taking up any entrance form 76th, making it a bit harder for cars to enter the proposed complex.

Is this a good move? Already, there is the Legacy Project slated for 85th & the Dan Ryan. There's been talk about adding a hotel as part of a proposed development (including Wal Mart) in Alderman Beale's 9th ward.

Certainly the initially proposed Legacy project sounds like a good idea (i.e. that it is more than just a hotel, but also convention site, church & entertainment center), but how about the others?

Look for a future blog entry on hotels & motels (including a comparison of North Side & South Side). There are obvious problems and dangers, but also some potential benefits if planned correctly.


  1. The fact that the developers are elderly means nothing. If they can get it financed and built, so be it.

  2. But he is a slumlord. The Barbara Ann is a flophouse. Why would you want to support this?

    Also, quit stealing information from this blog.


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