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Friday, August 29, 2008

River Market hotel?

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 6:23 AM

The D-G reports today that publisher Walter Hussman has struck a deal to sell land at Markham and Commerce (directly across the street from the River Market) for a hotel, reportedly to rise seven stories. Bobby Roberts, director of the Central Arkansas Library System, a major neighbor, opposes the building for its scale, which will dwarf surrounding historic structures.

It will ruin my morning parking place for coffee and a bagel at Boulevard. The Board of Adjustment won't be swayed by that, I'm sure. My first inclination is to support Bobby Roberts on this or anything else (the library was the pioneer of this neighborhood's redevelopment and responsible for other good works all over town). But what do you think?

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