Neighbors fight to keep proposed hotel out of SouthPark

Neighbors fight to keep proposed hotel out of SouthPark

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by RAD BERKY / NewsChannel 36

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WCNC.com

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 15 at 8:32 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Developers who want to put a new hotel on a small plot of land in SouthPark got a chilly reception at a public hearing held by the Charlotte City Council Monday night.

C.N. Hotels has proposed to build a five-story hotel along with two levels of underground parking on the Park South Drive plot.

The now-vacant land is bordered on one side by Brighten Gardens Assisted Living Facility and on the other by The Ivey, an adult day care center that has several patients suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia.

At the hearing Monday, Lynn Ivey from The Ivey said, "When you have Alzheimer's and dementia, you need a serene environment. Not one with lots of noise from cars or just an ugly environment."

City Council member Andy Dulin said after hearing the plans that there were still a lot of questions that needed to be answered about the impact the hotel would have on the neighborhood.

The Council is set to vote on the proposal at its meeting next month.

Chris Adams of C.N. Hotels said the company was not prepared to give up yet.

"At this stage, no," he said. "We are going to assess what we heard tonight and reflect on what makes sense moving forward."

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