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Stateside Hostel in Bywater Gets City Council Approval

It was approved in a 6-1 vote

Stateside, the upscale hostel planned for Bywater, got City Council's approval in a 6-1 vote today.

With one dissenting vote from Councilman Jason Williams, the council granted a conditional-use permit to developer Ted Kelso for the $16 million project.

Factoring in the City Planning Commission's rejection of the project, Stateside came to council today armed with new designs by architects Studio WTA, a reduced footprint outlined for the development, and a completed sound study.

As part of the approval Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey, whose district encompasses the planned hostel, added requirements for the hostel, including a sound monitoring system around the property and forcing the hostel's restaurant to close by 10 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends.

Many neighbors, including The Joint co-owner Jenny Breen and the organization Neighbors First for Bywater, still oppose the project.

Bywater hostel Stateside approved in 6-1 City Council vote []
Stateside, the High-End Hostel/Hotel Proposed For Bywater, Heads to City Council Thursday []