October 2, 2023

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New hotel could be coming to downtown Medina

MEDINA, Ohio  — There could be a new resort transferring into downtown Medina. It would be found just blocks from the historic Medina Square. There is a proposal to deliver a just about 100-space, 5-story resort to South Court docket Avenue.

The 1st discussion of the probable task was at the very last Historic Preservation Board conference. The challenge is in the pretty early phases, according to the city’s Local community Enhancement Director.

“It’s a fantastic to start with step, it receives it out in the open up, it gets the public mindful of it, it gets the boards familiar with it. So I feel it was a fantastic place to start,” reported Andrew Dutton, Medina Group Growth Director.

The potential developer has not submitted a official software but this is in the dialogue stage, in accordance to Dutton.

The proposed spot is at 253 and 257 South Courtroom Street.

Two buildings would need to be demolished to make way for the challenge.

Jim Gerspacher is the possible developer. He reported the space is now drawing tourists. A lodge would maintain them in the region lengthier and provide hundreds of thousands of bucks a yr to the stores and places to eat on the square.

“Ohio Tourism says they’re going to expend $379 a day for every single working day they stay, so that’s a good deal of further money flow — near to $16 million a calendar year generated for our neighborhood dining establishments and shops,” claimed Gerspacher.

This is just at the proposal stage, there are a number of hurdles the developer must apparent ahead of the proposal turns into a challenge.

“The up coming step is for the developer to make a formal application. They’re going to in fact have to go by way of three of our setting up boards – the Historic Preservation Board, the Organizing Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals,” explained Dutton.

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