Park Point Hotel heads to city planning

Plans to construct a 116-room hotel on Park Point will go before the Duluth Planning Commission this evening.

If the Harbor Cove Marina Hotel gains approval and the property owners deem it a good investment, a three-story structure would be built on about eight acres at 1003 Minnesota Ave.

Today’s issue is the proposed hotel’s water management system. The acerage, now a 100-boat marina, has about 82 percent impervious surface, but under guidelines for the hotel the impervious surface limit is 30 percent. Marina owners, principally Bob Maki and Terry Anderson, are asking for 60 pecent.

Park Point community members have expressed concern about changes the hotel would bring to the neighborhood and the environment. The public meeting at 5 p.m. in the city council chambers in city hall could have dissenting views expressed.

More to come…

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