City Council delays hotel proposal for a second time

(Lisa Diethelm/DD)

In the Phoenix City Council Formal Meeting Wednesday, the Council unanimously voted to delay a vote for a new hotel development that would renovated the Fuller (W.P.) Paint Company Warehouse.

The Fuller (W.P.) Paint Company Warehouse, was built in 1929 and was added to the Phoenix Historical Property Register in July 2009.

This second continuance delays a development that would bring a six-story, 140-room hotel to the property at 141 E. Jackson St., behind Talking Resort Arena. It would also renovate the historic warehouse, at 117 E. Jackson St., and make it the lobby for the new hotel, according to the Council agenda.

The renovation project, according to the agenda, is estimated to cost up to $1.4 million and bring in $21 million for the downtown area.

City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, District 7, said the delay is a normal process for when officials have more questions about a matter.

The project was recommended for approval on Dec. 3, 2019, and a motion was passed on Jan. 8 for the first delay, according to the agenda. The item will be continues at the Feb. 5, 2020, City Council Formal Meeting.

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