Some city council members were upset the Motor Inn. project, approved in early 2011, had changed significantly since the funding was first approved. Houston wanted to give aldermen the chance to discuss it next week. Aldermen deemed that unnecessary and the project will go on as scheduled.
Local developer Bob Barker plans to renovate the historic Motor Inn. at 4th and Monroe and make it available for retail space. The original plan to raze the building and put up affordable housing was scrapped.
(posted 12:11 a.m. 09/19/2012 by Alex Degman)