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|City Council to Receive Boutique Hotel Study Tuesday Night
|A study the Galesburg City Council commissioned a year ago that could determine if a hotel would work in the heart of downtown Galesburg will be revealed Tuesday night.
The Galesburg City Council will hold a work session where officials from Chicago-based Applied Real Estate Analysis will present a feasibility study used to determine if the former Ferris Moving and Storage Building on Mulberry Street could be converted into a so-called "boutique hotel."
The previous Galesburg City Council approved spending almost $17,000 in March of last year for the study.
City Manager Dane Bragg has said if it were feasible, the former hotel would have a limited amount of room space, but would easily serve various downtown-area attractions, including Seminary Street, the Amtrak depot, the Carl Sandburg Birthplace, including a potential National Railroad Hall of Fame which has yet to name a location.
Bragg has said the city didn't really want to compete with bed-and-breakfast establishments, nor did it want to compete with facilities like the Best Western Prairie Inn that has a substantial conference center space.
During its regular meeting Tuesday night, aldermen will consider on first reading a proposal to increase the pre-paid fees collected for the scattering garden at East Linwood Cemetery. The fee wasn't included in a laundry list of fees the city council approved as part of the budget process.
The City Council work session starts at 6:30pm Tuesday, and the regular meeting at 7:30, all in City Hall -- delayed a day because of the King Day holiday Monday.
(The former Ferris Moving & Storage Facility on Mulberry Street in Galesburg. WGIL News File Photo.)
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