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Homeless people are moved to a luxury downtown LA hotel amid Little Tokyo cleanup

Homeless people left Little Tokyo homeless encampment to stay in luxury hotel People displaced by the city of Los Angeles after staying in the Little Tokyo homeless encampment will have the option of staying in a 5-star hotel as a temporary solution. LOS ANGELES – A large homeless encampment in Little Tokyo is now empty. As crews clear and fence ...

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Plans to restore the Grand Hotel in Leicester to its former glory

Plans are being drawn up to restore the Grand Hotel in Leicester to its former glory. The impressive Grade II listed building in Granby Street could be sprucing up as part of Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zone campaign. If he gets the go-ahead, the store fronts on the ground floor will be restored as close to the building’s ...

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The public discovers the old plans of the prison site | News, Sports, Jobs

Ilsa Minor | The Daily Press Escanaba city council chamber was packed on Tuesday for a meeting on the future of the former jail and Chamber of Commerce construction sites. Interested residents who could not enter the meeting room went to the lobby of City Hall and watched the proceedings on television. Above, Jared Drown of Terrace ...

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Ames City Council Approves District’s Final Application for Reinvestment

The Ames City Council approved the final application for the Iowa Reinvestment District, a critical step in funding the future indoor aquatic center. Days before it was submitted, Ames Housing and Planning Director Kelly Diekmann presented the final application who could win the city $10 million in tax refunds over 20 years. The city initially requested $21.6 million and could ...

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FEDA approves loans to local businesses | News, Sports, Jobs

FAIRMONT– The Fairmont Economic Development Authority met Tuesday evening due to a City Council training session on Monday evening. On Tuesday, the council learned that several local businesses had applied for a CARES Act loan. In March 2020, at the start of the pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act was enacted. As a result, FEDA ...

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Merced to restore historic Laura Fountain in Applegate Park

Laura Fountain beside the El Capitan Hotel near the Railroad, circa 1890s. The fountain was built by Charles Henry Huffman in honor of his wife, Laura. For this reason, Merced has been known for years as “Fountain City” by many train travelers. Courthouse Museum Collection New businesses, entertainment and restaurants are springing up in abundance in one of California’s fastest-growing ...

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Why a 30-year-old Richmond City Council resolution could spell the end of the historic Baptist church

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – The City of Richmond has reversed its stance on the demolition of a historic church in the Monroe neighborhood, saying the dismantling can proceed despite outcry from preservation groups. The Second Baptist Church was built in 1906 by prominent local architect William C. Noland. It is currently owned by Historic Richmond Hotels, owners of the Jefferson ...

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De Soto hotel fire continues to be investigated

The El Paso Fire Marshal’s Office is still investigating the cause of Friday’s incredible fire that destroyed the vacant 116-year-old Hotel De Soto building in the heart of downtown El Paso. . No details about what may have caused the fire will be released until the investigation is complete, said El Paso Fire Department spokesman Enrique Dueñas-Aguilar. In addition to ...

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Charlie Chaplin’s Visit, Police Murder Marked Ontario’s Casa Blanca Hotel – Daily Bulletin

My column last month on the former Casa Blanca hotel in Ontario inspired comments from some who remember the grand hotel’s long decline before its demolition in 1998, as well as a local tragedy that captured national attention. But first, the Casa Blanca’s brightest claim: Charlie Chaplin once stayed there. I mentioned this before, but didn’t have any details, which ...

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How Albany Hotels Handled the Pandemic | Local

Tourism could rebound this summer in Albany if recent trends continue, according to new reports. Albany Director of Economic Development Seth Sherry shared his thoughts on the prospect with the Transitional Lodging Tax Advisory Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Tourism is an important part of the city’s bottom line, as the city collects a fee each time someone stays overnight ...

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Pacific Grove City Council Upholds ATC Hotel Project Appeal – Monterey Herald

PACIFIC GROVE – Pacific Grove City Council voted 6-1 to uphold the appeal for the American Tin Cannery hotel and retail project and overturn the Planning Commission’s denial by certifying the Environmental Impact Statement, approving the project with revisions and passing a resolution of intent to release the Sloat Avenue right-of-way. “We greatly appreciate the opportunity to present the ATC ...

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UPDATE: Developer drops proposal for 6-story hotel on Winchester Boulevard

January 11, 2022 A controversial project for a 6-story hotel on Winchester Boulevard in San Jose will not go ahead after strong opposition from nearby residents. On Tuesday, council members unanimously approved the rezoning of a 0.69-acre parcel at 1212 S. Winchester Blvd. from residential to commercial development, but rejected a plan to build a 119-room hotel on the land. ...

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Land to Convert Former Guelph Hotel to Home for ‘Mature Students’ Comes to Council

A proposal to turn an old hotel into a new home for hundreds of college students has made its debut at the council. At its planning meeting on December 13, city council voted unanimously to receive an application to redesign the former Holiday Inn on Scottsdale Drive as a 164-unit student residence, the majority of these suites being studios; there ...

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BUILD Talks: A Conversation with Griffin Living

This article is brought to you by Griffin Living. The article is based on an interview that took place during a live question-and-answer session with Paul Griffin, CEO of Griffin Living, based in Calabasas, Calif. The interview took place at the Senior Housing News BUILD event in Chicago on November 18, 2021. The interview has been edited for length and ...

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Austin City Council Approves Hotel Purchase for New Domestic Violence Shelter

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin City Council on Thursday approved the purchase and renovation of a hotel to be used as a domestic violence shelter, marking the first time in nearly a decade that the city has added new space for survivors of family violence. State judge declares Texas abortion law unconstitutional, but does not prevent it from being enforced The ...

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Temple Downtown Development aims to bring economic prosperity to the city’s Eastside

TEMPLE, TX – The people of Temple these days are looking for a project from their past that could point the way to the city’s future. You may be familiar with the $ 18 million plan to renovate one of the city’s first downtown skyscrapers, but what you might not know is how it fits into the survival of the ...

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Mid-Priced Hilton Home2Suites Gets Pittsburg Board Approval – The Mercury News

PITTSBURG — This Delta town is not a tourist mecca, but a 115-room Hilton hotel may be built in the coming months on Loveridge Road. City council last week approved the hotel proposal for a vacant lot that has often been used as a settlement for the homeless. Pittsburg lost its largest house for overnight guests when Motel 6, also ...

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As winter arrives, cities in Wisconsin focus on homeless people

MADISION, Wisconsin – Cities in Wisconsin are looking for ways to support growing numbers of homeless people this winter. Joe Volk, executive director of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Homelessness, said communities across the state are allocating money to increase services for homeless people. He said much of the funding came from federal pandemic recovery assistance and was often used to ...

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Fairfield and Hampton hotel-to-apartment conversion projects move forward

The Hampton Inn & Suites in Steamboat Springs should be converted to workforce accommodation.John F. Russell / Steamboat Pilot and Today The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission on Thursday gave local developer Ski Town Commercial LLC the green light to begin moving long-term tenants to the Hampton Inn & Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott early next month. Ski ...

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Oakland council to choose between two candidate groups to redevelop Colosseum site – The Vacaville Reporter

OAKLAND – As negotiations over the Oakland A waterfront baseball stadium continue to garner attention, city council is set to move forward on Tuesday with plans to redevelop the vast site of the Colosseum which has housed the team for decades. The council could strike an exclusive bargaining deal with one of two groups vying for the chance to redevelop ...

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Old Phoenix Hotel to be Shelter for Homeless Seniors | Arizona News

PHOENIX (AP) – A former Phoenix hotel will be used as a shelter for homeless seniors. The Arizona Department of Housing provided $ 7.5 million to purchase the former Phoenix Inn and city council approved spending an additional $ 4 million to rehabilitate the property near Interstate 17 and Northern Avenue to serve people aged 55 and over. Central Arizona ...

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Abilene Hotel Grand Opening Consolidates $ 80 Million Project

With a turn of a mound of dirt on a frosty Friday morning, the dream of a downtown convention center hotel has finally found itself on solid ground. City officials and guests gathered on North Sixth and Cypress Streets to celebrate what many have called a long-standing victory to bring the project to Abilene’s central business district. About 250 people ...

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Most of the homeless in the Oceanside voucher program returned to the streets after leaving the hotel

Sea side – As part of the hotel voucher program launched by the City of Oceanside in April, more people have been returned homeless than finding housing and services to keep them off the streets. Deputy City Manager Michael Gossman said 147 people participated in the program, 23 of whom were still at the Mission Avenue hotel. Of the 124 ...

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State’s New Health Care System Will Bring Changes to Napa’s Homeless Service System | Local News

“It was an opportunity for the jurisdictions, usually run by counties, to really see what was working to handle high-acuity Medi-Cal clients and to link directly to the savings in the healthcare system,” said Rattigan. “So the upstream services would hopefully lead to savings in the downstream health system. “ Incoming CalAIM system retains the option for Medi-Cal to pay ...

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Green light for Conrad to transform into a “world-class five-star hotel”

THE CITY OF DUBLIN COUNCIL has given the green light to the Conrad Hotel for the project to transform the hotel “into a world-class five-star hotel”. Archer Hotel Capital, a specialist European hotel investment vehicle that purchased the Conrad for 115 million euros in 2019, has obtained approval for an eight-story extension that will increase the number of Conrad hotel ...

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Historic Sunshine Theater has survived changing trends and hungry developers

Anyone born in the past five decades probably doesn’t realize how much new pleasure it was to go to the movies. These days, movies travel in our pockets, just a touch screen away. But by the 1920s people were passionate about movies, and Albuquerque resident Joseph Barnett took advantage of America’s last hobby by building the city’s first grand cinema ...

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Arts Commission decides on Covid relief funds, hears concerns about fair funding of contracts

The Arts Commission gave city council its recommendations on how best to use the federal Covid-19 relief funds set aside for creative arts organizations before year-end, with staff still considering how to restructure contracts and programs funded by hotel taxes for next year. At last week’s meeting, the committee voted unanimously that the $ 5.4 million available for arts organizations ...

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Hoffmanns Considering Missouri Meerschaum Corncob Pipe Plant for Potential Acquisition | Local News

The corn-on-the-cob pipe capital of the world may soon become the Hoffmann corn-on-the-cob pipe capital of the world. After a press conference to announce plans for a new 12-hole golf course in Augusta, David Hoffmann of the Hoffmann family of companies said he and his wife, Jerri, were considering the pipe business in Missouri Meerschaum Co. corn cob and building ...

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Community groups want Pershing Square renamed for LA civil rights figure James Lewis – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A coalition of community organizations is calling for Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles to be renamed in honor of civil rights figure and pastor, James Lewis. (credit: CBS) The Outer Square, a rather small public park adjacent to the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, has been the scene of a number of big political ...

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Lewiston Ramada hotel shelter ceases operations

The Ramada Hotel in Lewiston has been in use as an emergency wellness refuge since late 2020. The refuge will continue to operate 16 rooms for quarantine purposes, but will close the wellness refuge. Andree Kehn / Sun Journal file LEWISTON – The Ramada hotel’s emergency wellness shelter will close next week, but a quarantine shelter will continue to operate ...

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Riverside Festival of Lights again cancels lighting ceremony – press enterprise

Riverside’s signature vacation show will continue. But for the second year in a row, the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Festival of Lights will not be hosting the popular lighting ceremony, officials said on Monday (September 20). The Mission Inn has decided to cancel the opening night event which draws tens of thousands of people from Southern California due to ...

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North Bay Tribe Propose $ 600 Million Casino Project

The Koi Nation, a federally recognized tribe based in Sonoma County, has announced plans to turn a 68-acre vineyard southeast of Windsor into a $ 600 million casino complex, one of largest of its kind in Northern California. The 90-member Pomo Tribe intends to transform the land approximately half a mile from Shiloh Ranch Regional Park into the Shiloh Resort ...

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Afghan refugees to be accommodated in a hotel in Devon

A number of Afghan families are to be accommodated temporarily in a hotel in Exmouth. Bridging housing is a temporary measure until individuals and families find long-term permanent housing in locations across the country. Up to 15 families are expected to move into temporary accommodation over the coming week, made up of individual adults and families with young children. They ...

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University leads the way at the Omni Tempe Hotel

Arizona Supreme Court agreed to review Arizona Attorney General’s lawsuit against ASU-Omni Hotels deal ahead of ceremony Photo by Kiersten Moss | The state press From left to right, ASU President Michael Crow, Tempe Mayor Corey Woods, Omni Hotels President Peter Strebel, Regent Bill Ridenour and ASU Vice President of Real Estate Development John Creer at the revolutionary event of ...

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Sandwich Hotel’s plans for removable awning amid pandemic plunge people into collapse

Plans to erect a removable awning outside a hotel in Sandwich have proved controversial with local residents. The owners of the Bell Hotel in Sandwich Quay say the structure is needed after a tough business year amid the pandemic, with more guests wanting to eat and drink outside. But more than 30 residents objected, calling the simple off-white canopy a ...

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Splash House Palm Springs will require proof of vaccine and negative test

Those who frequent Splash House this month will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. The festival is expected to bring together 7,000 people a day at the Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs, Saguaro Palm Springs, Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and the Palm Springs Air Museum during the weekends of August 13-15 ...

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Coronado flouts California’s new affordable housing requirements

It’s just past 7 a.m. on a recent Friday when Evangelina Preciado kisses her 10-year-old son, Ricardo, as she prepares to leave for her job in Coronado. “I love this place,” Preciado said of the city where she works. “It’s beautiful, it’s quiet, clean, we have the beach. So everything is great here.” Coronado is also known for its low ...

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Mayor’s Update – Supportive Housing in Renton

Periodically, I will provide a mayor’s perspective on information important to residents of Renton. Submit your comments. The Extended Stay Hotel will be part of the King County Health Through Housing Project Earlier today, I joined King County Director Dow Constantine at the County’s newest Housing Health Project here in Renton. The county purchased the Extended Stay America Hotel at ...

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Rockford City Council changes TIF for Amerock Hotel to include hydraulic lofts

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Rockford City Council hopes to attract more restaurants and businesses to the area near the Embassy Suites hotel. Council members originally created the TIF Amerock to include the Embassy Suites Hotel, formerly known as the Amerock Building. On Tuesday evening, council made an amendment to this tax increase funding agreement that will expand the city’s reach ...

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Oakland agrees to start negotiations with the Coliseum suitors. Here’s a look at who might buy the stadium

Oakland City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday to begin non-exclusive negotiations with potential bidders for the city’s share at the Colosseum site – a key step in determining the stadium’s future. Tuesday’s vote allows the city administration to negotiate with groups that have expressed interest in purchasing the site. The stake is the capacity to attract future sports ...

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