Developer Appeases DC Office By Scaling Down $127M Hotel

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Office of Planning reversed its opinion Thursday on a proposed $127.1 million hotel project after the developer agreed to chop a floor off in an eleventh-hour move to quell opposition to the project as it headed to the Office of Zoning for approvals.

Although the changes, which also included upping public incentives and reducing the scale of a parking garage, largely won over the planning office that had refused to bless the previously eight-floor project last week, the move spurred debate at a Thursday...
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