Falls City Planning Board considers hotel plan

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – Plans for an abandoned parking lot in Niagara Falls went before the city planning board Wednesday night.

Hamister’s Group wants to transform the space into a $25 million downtown hotel. The 146-room hotel planned for 310 Rainbow Boulevard will include banquet facilities, 25 apartments, and retail space.

The city planning board has secured Hyatt Place as the hotel’s franchise. But the board wants some changes made to the initial design.

Once approved, the 100,000-square feet hotel will be the largest non-casino development to take place in Niagara Falls in more than 40 years.

The approval was tabled pending next month’s submission.

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