The project never really got the neighbors and other city entities on board. The HDLC gave the hotel conceptual approval, recommending that the project's upper floors be set back 20 feet from the entrance facade. The hotel's developers, however, appealed that recommendation to the City Council, saying a 9-foot setback is more feasible.
The Council voted to approve the project 6-0, allowing for the shallower set-back. The council is allowed to amend the HDLC's decisions, which can't be great news to the neighborhood groups opposed to the project.
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