The problematic downtown Wyndham City Center zoning discrepancies have been resubmitted to the city’s Public Works Planning and Zoning Commission’s office.
After members of the Springfield City Council twice rejected changes that could pave the way for a possible sale to a New York developer, changes were heard before planning and zoning on September 21. city spokeswoman Julia Frevert said on Tuesday. .
The developer, David Mitchell of GoodHomes, is seeking a distribution that requires 275 apartments and 125 hotel rooms. This is the number favored by Mayor Jim Langfelder.
Council members blocked a vote on the change at the July 19th meeting and a reconsideration at the August 3rd meeting.
Wyndham operates 370 guest rooms. Owned by Al Rajabi of San Antonio, Texas.
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Rajabi backed Mitchell’s sale to the group.
Rajabi and Tower Capital Group purchased Wyndham in a 2019 foreclosure sale. He has banknotes due Wednesday on his original three-year loan.
Rajabi told council members he had the money to keep Wyndham out of the bank, but his plan was to close the hotel and convert the 200 rooms into government-sponsored housing.
Rajabi does not require zoning distribution in its many living spaces.
Planning and Zoning voted 4 to 3 on first variance, but two Commissioners abstained or voted in attendance. This meant that the council had to pass the decentralization bill with a “supermajority.” Both failed by two votes.
This story will be updated.
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