MadJack wrote: choke wrote:
MadJack wrote:There is a good chance the hotel, which will be a full-service Marriott, will be built at what most would consider a surprising location. The Med Center and Tetrad are seriously interested in carving the hotel into the side of a hill immediately northwest of the new Cancer Center. It would go right up to Saddlecreek Road. The Med Center wants the Marriott to be connected via skywalk to the cancer center. When I first heard this from my source (an executive at the Med Center), I was somewhat skeptical about the feasibility, but after walking the site, I actually think it would work just fine.
So, is this still a possibility?
I believe it's still in the running although I first heard of this option a few months ago. The source was one of UNMC's vice chancellors. That person did say other sites were under consideration but that a lot of key people wanted this site because of the incredible proximity to the new cancer center. The big concern with this site is that it is incredibly tight on space and they would have to deal with a dramatic grade change.
My wife and I just bought a house on Farnam that backs up to this space, so I'm quite invested in what's going up there!
It is indeed a steep drop from the northwest corner of the property to the part that fronts Saddle Creek. Do you think it's feasible at all to eliminate the grade change as part of the terraforming currently underway? Maybe that's too expensive or not even possible.
I'm pulling for mixed-use all the way.