A number of Alton residents opposed to how the idea of bringing a hotel to the Downtown Alton riverfront are taking issue with the findings of a new feasibility study.  The study seems to support the claim that the city would benefit from a 110-room hotel with 10,500 feet of conference center space, but City With A View co-founder Monica Mason says while there may be a need for such a facility, she believes there are better options.

She refers to page 128, paragraph 2 of the study.

Click here for Mason’s comments

She says the group would like to see a comprehensive and integrated master plan for the city, as opposed to what she refers to as a “fairly uninformed and rather random development project.”  City officials maintain a final plan has not been established, and there will be ample opportunity for public input as the process moves forward. 

You can hear the full interview with Mason by clicking here


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