In February we mentioned that a developer was interested in razing the Howard Meyer-designed office building at 2505 Turtle Creek Boulevard and replacing it with a boutique hotel, complete with eatery and spa and high-rise residential condos. Only, wait a sec: Last week, the City Plan Commission, acting against city staff's recommendation, denied GGH Development's rezoning request.
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But Karl Crawley, who's repping the developers on behalf of Masterplan Consultants, tells Unfair Park that they are going to appeal the decision in front of the city council; he says the discussion is "tentatively scheduled for May 14." Crawley also says that the 1959 building permit shows that the building isn't a Howard Meyer design at all, but that it was built by the late Harwood K. Smith -- no less a historic local figure, as he's the founding father of HKS Inc., which is among the reasons plan commissioners nixed the request. Also among the reasons cited: the developers' desire to sell alcohol so close to Riverchon Park, currently a no-no. Crawley says that too will be part of the appeal. --Robert Wilonsky