Residents of Two City Plaza are resting easier.
When they got wind that the city commission was about to approve a 14-story hotel next to their 22-story condo at 701 S. Olive Ave. downtown, they fired off angry calls and emails to the mayor and commissioners and girded for battle.
But by Tuesday, West Palm Beach officials had reassured them there’d be no instant approval, that by the time the proposal for a Canopy by Hilton luxury hotel gets vetted by various committees, neighbors will have had two or three months to raise objections and press for design changes.
Condo association president Stuart Agranoff said Tuesday he also heard from representatives ofDriftwood Acquisition and Development, who told him that some views on the west side of the condo will be blocked, “but they’re sensitive to that” and there won’t be hotel windows staring into condo windows.
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