Columbia City Government
COLUMBIA, Missouri (KMIZ)
Columbia City Council voted 5-2 Monday night to extend the deadline to complete construction of a second tower at the Broadway Hotel in downtown Columbia.
In February 2020, city council members voted to extend the construction deadline from October 1 to December 31 of this year. Last night a second extension was approved, pushing the deadline again to December 31, 2024.
Owner David Parmley said the initial delay was due to some user rights agreements that needed to be made with the city, which took longer than expected. He cited the COVID-19 pandemic for this second delay.
Mayor Brian Treece was not in favor of the second extension. He expressed concern about the use of public grants by the project.
âLast week planning and zoning granted approval for another downtown hotel that’s being built without any public subsidy and that’s money coming from public schools, you know. that it extend that for 3 years after there was already an extension before the pandemic doesn’t make sense to me, âTreece said.
The council approved in 2018 a plan for the hotel to keep some of the sales tax revenue it generates.
The second tower is expected to be built at 1104 E. Walnut Street. Council documents show that the seven-story building will occupy approximately 73,000 square feet.
The other Treece hotel mentioned was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission earlier this month. This six-story hotel would be located at the corner of Cherry and Hitt streets.
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