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State of the City 2017

A new hotel for Carriage City Plaza, renaming a downtown space as Tesla Square, and a pop-up youth community center were among the highlights of the 2017 State of the City address on Thursday night.

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Changes in store for Carriage City Plaza

A series of improvements are in the works at Sky View at Carriage City Plaza, including a new, separate hotel lobby entrance, kitchen and bar service, and rooftop deck.

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Negotiations for sale of hotel fall through

Negotiations on the sale of Carriage City Plaza, including the 102-unit hotel that’s been vacant for 2 1/2 years, have fallen through with the leading potential buyer.

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Carriage City Plaza could be sold this year

Carriage City Plaza, theĀ  downtown high-rise that is among the city’s most prominent symbols of redevelopment, could change hands later this year.

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Breakdown by property of expanded citywide SID

The average property within an expanded, citywide Special Improvement District (SID) would pay about $1,437 in taxes to the SID, but the average among industrial properties and apartments would be nearly twice as high as commercial properties.

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R.I.P. Kings Inn tower, hello Super 8

In case you missed it, the infamous tower at the former Kings Inn motel is no more, having been demolished last month. The hotel itself is no longer a Kings Inn but a newly renovated Super 8, one of more than a dozen brands within Wyndham.
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New Home2 hotel set to open by next month

Almost two years after breaking ground and some five years after originally getting approval, a new extended stay hotel just off Routes 1/9 is expected to open in the next several weeks.

Construction delays pushed back the opening by some six months, according to a person answering the phone at the forthcoming 92-unit Home2.

Home2 Suites by Hilton is an extended stay brand of Hilton and the corporate website indicates a Nov. 15 availability.

The four-story facility will be located at 667 E. Milton Ave., adjacent to an existing 74-room Best Western on Paterson Street.

The 4.4-acre property has changed hands over the years and the application has come before the Planning Board a number of times for amendments and such.

Plans were approved for a Sleep Inn but the property then changed hands in June 2008 and a plan came about to bring in Candlewood Suites.

In December 2009, the Planning Board approved an amendment to a previous plan, at which time members were informed that the hotel would be a Homes2 Suites and not a Candlewood Suites.

Meanwhile, the Kings Inn motel has been undergoing extensive renovations and could be forthcoming as well.