Thursday, August 14, 2008

Gateway Hotel Plan Stalls

According this story in this weeks Baltimore Business Journal, the response to General Growths Request for Proposals for a new hotel in Columbia Gateway was underwhelming. Approximately a year ago, GGP sent out the RFP to hotel developers for a 300 room hotel on a recently cleared ten acre site directly across MD 175 from the new Gateway Overlook shopping center. GGP had previously envisioned a conference center hotel on this site to service the growing business community in the park.

GGP is also proposing a 340 conference hotel in the plans for the Symphony Overlook neighborhood in the new Columbia Town Center plans. It is unclear if the lack of response to the Gateway hotel site will have an impact on the hotel plans in the first phase of the town center redevelopment plans.