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November 26, 2015

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Symphony Park boutique hotel developers to update council on plans


Steve Marcus

A view of the future site of the Charlie Palmer, a boutique luxury hotel and restaurant, in the Symphony Park development in downtown Las Vegas Monday Feb. 27, 2012.

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Charlie Palmer.

The Las Vegas City Council will get a glimpse of what the future holds for Symphony Park during its regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Council members will hear the state of the stalled boutique hotel that was proposed for the downtown area that’s now home to the widely acclaimed Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

On Tuesday, the council’s Recommending Committee will hear several bills that eventually could make their way to the full board, including an item to allow owners of recreational vehicles a little flexibility in where they park.

Stalled project at Symphony Park

Two years ago, developers behind the proposed boutique hotel at Symphony Park designed by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer came before the city council to tell them the hotel market in Las Vegas had not recovered enough to begin the project.

On Wednesday, representatives from Palmer-City-Core Union Park Hotels LLC will be back before the council again to postpone the land sale of Parcel G at the park until Feb. 27, 2014, under terms of a previously agreed-upon deal.

The company’s president said it remained committed to building the 371-room hotel and condominium at the site at a future date.

As part of the request, the developers will make a presentation about the state of the local hotel market and the feasibility of financing the project.

In a separate item listed as part of the council’s consent agenda, a nonprofit subsidiary of the city, City Parkway V Inc., will take over management of the Symphony Park owners association from Newland Communities, which has managed it since 2009.

There are three dues-paying members in the association: City Parkway V, developer Forest City and the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

RV Parking

Owners of recreational vehicles could be allowed to park them on the street in front of their house for stretches of 48 hours at a time if a new ordinance before the council is approved.

The Recommending Committee will hear the bill on Tuesday and will decide whether to pass it on for a vote by the full council later this month.

The ordinance would require owners of recreational vehicles — generally any motor home, trailer or camper over 24-feet long — to receive a permit from the city’s parking division before parking on the street.

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