- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A plan is moving forward to tear down the Park Place Hotel’s domed banquet hall and pool building in downtown Traverse City as part of a broader development project.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1Q32FE9 ) the approval Wednesday by the Traverse City Historic Districts Commission removes a key hurdle to the development proposal that includes plans to build a new convention center.

The project includes replacement of the dome and pool area with new structures, followed by construction of market-rate and low-income apartments.

There also would be construction of a parking deck and a nine-story commercial and residential structure, which represents another tall-building project for the city.

The earlier-approved Pine Street mixed-use project sparked debate about how taller buildings might affect the character of the popular northern Michigan tourist destination.


Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, https://www.record-eagle.com

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