A number of Alton residents opposed to how the idea of bringing a hotel to the Downtown Alton riverfront have now taken their cause to social media. The Facebook page City With A View was launched Wednesday. It is a site its creator hopes will spark a discussion about the consequences of putting a hotel and conference center in that location.
Local business owner Mark Anderson says while there may be a need for such a facility, he believes there are better options.
Alton Mayor Brant Walker declined to comment on the Facebook page, as he says he has not seen it, but restates that he fully supports the plan to build a hotel and conference center where Great Central Lumber Company once sat. He also says that a final plan has not been established, as feasibility and environmental studies must still be completed. You can hear the full interview with Anderson here:
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