White Lodging is now planning a 10-story hotel tower facing Hemisfair’s Yanaguana Garden that includes a rooftop pool and bar, and a street-level steakhouse.
On Thursday, City Council approved a new agreement with Zachry Hospitality to redevelop the northwest corner of Hemisfair after the company failed to pay rent or meet its construction deadlines in a 2017 deal.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the City Council gave enthusiastic support on Wednesday to the city’s proposal to rewrite a five-year-old agreement with Zachry Hospitality regarding its plan to develop the northwest corner of Hemisfair, a long-delayed project.
Years behind schedule, the construction of Hemisfair’s Civic Park has been delayed in part by Zachry Hospitality’s inability to start construction of its multi-use development.
City Council members were by and large supportive of the Hemisfair redevelopment project, which has struggled for years with construction delays, during a presentation Wednesday.
However, there is little hope of Zachry Corp. breaking ground soon on the mixed-use development that will enclose the park.