Another Kansas City hotel wants city help to pay for renovations

Kansas City’s Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority on Wednesday is scheduled to hear a preliminary proposal from owners of the downtown Marriott and Muehlebach hotel complex.

The Marriott group’s request would seek authorization of a Community Improvement District sales tax to help pay for renovations. The deal also would ask the city to pay half of the proposed $32.8 million cost.

The Land Clearance authority is getting the early alert because it owns the land and the parking garage under the Marriott. That ownership arrangement stems from the city’s long-standing participation in a deal that allowed a large hotel to built on the site.

Joe Egan, the authority’s executive director, said that commissioners will hear a presentation by the hotel ownership group and that no vote will taken at Wednesday’s meeting.

Representatives from Kansas City Downtown Hotel Group did not answer requests seeking comment.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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