Marilyn Speziale

Dear Commission and Mayor,

I am a homeowner, an artist and a musician, and have contributed much to the ambiance of our beautiful town in the 25 years I’ve lived here. I want to see the old Gulfstream restored, but not destroyed by a bad plan

The annex building is way out of proportion to the original hotel and would be the largest building in the downtown. It would be like the very unpopular Lucerne building on steroids. With all the incentives that the City is handing out, the developer should be required to build something that’s aesthetically pleasing, not an Econo Lodge knock off that is an eye sore.

In its current form the project would massively overshadow the original hotel, cause parking problems and traffic congestion, and be a bad precedent for future projects in or near the downtown. For all of the waivers, incentives and subsidies we have offered the developer, it’s time for them to go back to the drawing board and come back with a design that is more congruent with the surrounding architecture.




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