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Old 12-08-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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The question I would have is how much more would it cost the developers to build their own deck? When you look at other examples downtown, The Marriott has its own deck that was built privately. I think the complex arrangement of this project is leading to questions among city council persons. As far as I know, there isnt a downtown structure thats partly owned by the city and partly owned by a private entity. This is common in larger cities. The city is weighing if it should own the deck under the hotel, or lease the spaces. I have no problem with the city spending money on the deck as long as the general public is allowed to use it and not just hotel guests. Like Councilwoman Hoffman said, they may need to add more parking deck levels so there is enough parking for both hotel guests and downtown patrons.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:31 AM
 
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Parking requirements tend to be too generous anyway; that's been repeatedly demonstrated, but in this case at least parking will be in a deck.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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The question I would have is how much more would it cost the developers to build their own deck? When you look at other examples downtown, The Marriott has its own deck that was built privately. I think the complex arrangement of this project is leading to questions among city council persons. As far as I know, there isnt a downtown structure thats partly owned by the city and partly owned by a private entity. This is common in larger cities. The city is weighing if it should own the deck under the hotel, or lease the spaces. I have no problem with the city spending money on the deck as long as the general public is allowed to use it and not just hotel guests. Like Councilwoman Hoffman said, they may need to add more parking deck levels so there is enough parking for both hotel guests and downtown patrons.
An interesting discussion. There is a similar project in downtown Roanoke that has hit a snag concerning building a Hotel on top of a City owned parking deck. The project developer from Hampton Suites in this case is working with City Council to work out arrangements with long term spaces vs Hotel space. The biggest issue is currently the cost of building a Hotel on top of a Hotel. Period. It seems since this project was proposed the bids for construction have gone way up! Apparently it is much cheaper to build from the ground up.
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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update the developer will build the parking deck themselves and the city is offering $2million in incentives. The 8 to 10 story hotel will sit on top of a 6 story parking deck.

There are three other major large scale downtown projects in the works and two of those projects also include hotels.

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Old 02-01-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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........and the removal of a recently burned building
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Greensboro city council voted to give nearly $2 million in incentives to the Wyndham Hotel project. Its now a done deal and downtown will see the first new construction high-rise in 25 years.

The hotel will actually be close to 13 stories tall. The parking deck levels have been reduced from 6 stories to 4.5 stories according to the news and record. The hotel is projected to open in August 2015.

http://www.news-record.com/news/loca...a4bcf6878.html

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Old 02-04-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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Greensboro city council voted to give nearly $2 million in incentives to the Wyndham Hotel project. Its now a done deal and downtown will see the first new construction high-rise in 25 years.
(incentives notwithstanding)
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