Delayed plans to build a Courtyard by Marriott hotel in downtown Glendale are moving forward again, finally. Two years ago, the city's redevelopment agency bought the parking lot at Wilson and Central Avenues, with the intention of leasing the land to developer Komar Investments. The project was put on hold when the redevelopment agency shut down (in a move mandated by the state), but last week the city council decided to just sell the property to Komar and renew the project's entitlements, according to the Glendale News-Press. The sale will still need to be approved by two state agencies next month, and then construction can begin one year after that. Komar plans to build a 173-room hotel with a restaurant, bar, fitness center, pool, and meeting rooms. But to the dismay of some business owners in the area, they're including 56 fewer parking spaces than required by code in exchange for a one-time $1.3 million fee.
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