To meet their deadline, the developers asked City Council to allow an above-ground stormwater basin planned for the site to go underground instead. Developer Don Pulver said the site has a large amount of dirt that would have to be moved unless it is used to cover the basin.
“We are struggling to get the hotel up and are behind schedule,” Pulver said. “We need to do something with that dirt and try to get the site finished. Time is of the essence.”
The developers are revising the overall plans for the project, which include the hotel, an office building and a restaurant. The revision includes changing the originally proposed parking garage and making all on-site parking surface level.