Council gives preliminary approval to Muskegon Heights hotel sale

Heights Hotel sale not done yet

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MICH. - The unanimous “yes” vote by the Muskegon Heights City Council Committee Of the Whole doesn’t necessarily mean the city will approve the sale of an abandoned hotel on the outskirts of town.

Developer Hermant Patel is offering the city $30,000 for the abandoned, boarded up hotel along Seaway Drive.

Monday night, the council's Committee of the Whole voted to recommend the city accept the offer.

Next week the question will go before the full council, and Mayor Kimberly Sims says there are still some unanswered questions before the sale if final.

“This is a huge project for the city,” she says.

“We want to make sure we are getting, not just a project, but we are getting the right project for the city.”

Before they will sell the former Holiday Inn, the mayor says the developer must agree the facility will remain a hotel and must accept a strict timetable for improvements.

“Before we take the final vote the attorneys will supply us with additional information that we need or the item could be tabled,” says Mayor Sims.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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