Neighbors back Bishop Arts hotel plan

A developer’s plan to add a hotel to its Bishop Arts development gained approval from the City Plan Commission recently, and nearby neighbors backed it, too.

Exxir Capital, the Nazerian family company, wants to build a 120-room hotel amid its 11.28-acre project just south of the Bishop Arts District.

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The developer also gained approval to build a 15,000-square-foot events center and a 5,000-square-foot general merchandise store.

The Bishop Arts Neighborhood Association initially opposed those plans, but eventually they persuaded the developer to include a few caveats. They agreed that there can only be one events center and one general merchandise store, for example. And the hotel would be positioned on the Ninth Street side of the development, where there are fewer single-family homes.

Exxir’s $42-million Bishop Arts development will include about 400 apartments and 95,000 square feet of retail space. The first building in the development, a 15,000-square-foot retail building at Bishop and Melba, is now under construction.

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  • leshall

    BANA itself might support them, do actual real neighbors support it? The ones who will have to deal with the insanity of hundreds of people attending conventions mincing around BAD? From sitting in many meetings where developers promise things, I have never seen any do what they promised. They don’t give a tinker’s cuss about us, they merely love the bottom line.

    I’m sure they only people who support this boondoggle are the merchants of BAD.