Friday, September 25, 2015

Update on Hedgeman's proposed hotel zoning hearing

The initial hearing had been held recently at City Hall an update provided by a Greater Chatham Alliance e-mail blast.
  • Update on the 76th State Street Hotel Zoning Hearing meeting held on Friday, September 18t at City Hall.

    The zoning hearing on the hotel was continued until: December 18th at 2:00 p.m. in City Hall, room 200.

    This request was officially made to the zoning board by Alderman Sawyer. The Alderman wants the developer to provide more documents and information about his proposed hotel, which is rumored to be a franchise or branded hotel.

    According to Alderman Sawyer, he has not received any new, or updated presentations regarding Mr. Hedgeman’s hotel proposal.

    The Alderman said at the zoning meeting that he was not opposed to a hotel; but, he added, the hotel had to be a branded franchise (I.e., Holiday Inn, Best Western, Marriott, Ramada, La Quinta or Embassy Suites for example).

    Approximately 35 to 40 people from the community were present. At the next zoning meeting in December, GCA hopes three or four times this amount of residents attend: we need to make sure the zoning board understands what the community wants!

    Ms. Helena Haley, President of 75th, 76th, 77th, 78th Wabash Block Club, is currently in the process of planning a community Town Hall meeting to work on a strategy for going forward.

    This meeting is tentatively slated for October.

    Be on the lookout for the October Town Hall meeting’s when, where and time.

    Attached, you will find a letter that was submitted to the City’s Zoning board by Mrs. Haley’s group.
EDIT: Forgot to post that letter. Here it is below

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