CREATED Jul. 22, 2013
GREEN BAY, WI- A Michigan development group sharing its plan with Green Bay city leaders tonight to build a four star hotel where the Clarion currently sits. Edgewater Resources pitching their plan for a 33.5 million dollar project, a 16 story hotel with 200 rooms.
But it created debate and city leaders say they have a lot to analyze.
"This came like a monkey wrench in the gears, at the last minute," says Alderman Jerry Wiezbiskie.
"We're getting a lot done in downtown and i think it would be a waste not to go forward with this," says Alderman Tom Dewane.
Timing a concern with a deal needing to be done soon.
"We might might go through our diligence and find out that we don't have a deal here, but we're already past that," says Ed Vandenack with Edgewater Resources.
But other downtown developments now in jeopardy. Hotel Northland developers already putting their project on hold.
"Could derail a lot of big projects for downtown as well as interfere with the convention center," says Wiezbiskie.
Current developer American Hospitality made a bid to spend six million dollars to renovate the existing hotel. City leaders plan to meet with them sometime this week. The next city council meeting will be July 30.