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Sheraton Hotel Plan Moves Forward

The Oak Creek Common Council held a public hearing and approved an amended plan for a Four Points by Sheraton hotel and a large parking lot for airport travelers.

Refined plans for a hotel development near the corner of College and Howell avenues took another step forward Wednesday.

The Oak Creek Common Council approved amendments to the plan for a four-story, 108-room Four Points by Sheraton and a large parking lot for Mitchell International Airport.

The proposal was first approved in 2011, but developer Syner G's financial troubles delayed the start of construction. The project was kept alive when the city and Syner G reached a deal in August that scaled back both the proposal and Oak Creek's financial commitment.

Because of the delays, the zoning expired, meaning the plans needed fresh approvals and a public hearing.

Two neighbors of the proposed development spoke at the hearing concerned about the impact on their neighborhood, particularly with stormwater runoff and lights from the cars in the parking lot shining into homes.

City officials said those issues and more would get a closer look when specific site and building plans go through the Plan Commission and Common Council. Wednesday's meeting focused on general concepts for the development.

Dirk November 10, 2012 at 04:04 PM
LOL!! Shining lights into homes? You mean the old abandoned house adjacent to this property? Give me a break....

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