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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Zukin got conditional use approval

West Chester Borough Council gave Zukin Realty conditional use approval tonight to build a 126-room hotel at North Walnut and East Gay streets.

Zukin, however, has a bunch more hoops to jump through before the hotel can be built.

To read about the Zukin hotel approval, see this article.

This is the second hotel project that the current borough council has approved. The first is that of Brian McFadden, which gained approval in February 2008.

The borough currently has no hotels. It could suddenly have two.

Hotels, however, are not unprecedented. They've been here before.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Zukin Decision Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night, West Chester Borough Council is likely to decide whether or not to give Zukin Realty conditional use approval to build a 126-room hotel at East Gay and North Walnut streets. Whatever council's decision is, a hearing that has gone on for more than two years will end.

So how does this affect you?

Well, Zukin will be one step closer to building this hotel. Conditional use approval is not, however, the last hoop Zukin must pass through.

The hearing is at 6 p.m. at borough hall. But, according to some West Chester municipal land use experts, even if Zukin gets approval, it will be two to three years before construction of the hotel gets underway.

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