A Good Thing, But Not the Right Good Thing
It makes my stomach churn to see a perfectly good $45 million project shuttered by the City. The project—involving a hotel, apartments, and a parking garage—has been tabled by the City Council because (get this) it doesn’t feature enough empty space. More specifically, the proposed building comes too close to a currently non-existent linear “park” along M Street.
Look, I understand a Master Plan needs to look forward and there will no doubt be hiccups in the road between plan visualization and realization. But this just sucks. Somebody wants to spend $45 million in our city and we’re going to tell them no? And after all the recent failures Downtown? Ugh. I sure hope City officials are doing cartwheels and handsprings trying to get this thing to happen.