A year and a half after axing a proposal for a hotel on the property, Breckenridge is again looking at developing the F Lot space, currently public parking and the "last gem of undeveloped space in downtown Breck," for a high-end hotel. The town is getting the land appraised and consulting with a real estate firm to study the feasibility of a hotel project for the lot at the corner of Village Road and South Park Avenue, the "doughnut hole" of downtown Breck.
The town looked at proposals for various hotels back in 2011 that ranged from a 150-room luxury hotel with 40 residential units for sale and a 530-spot parking garage to branded chains like the Marriott, whose developer asked the town to give up the land and the hotel density cost for free. Smaller hoteliers complained that they've already been having trouble filling rooms and that planned developments at the gondola lots and Peaks 7 and 8 will put enough of a squeeze on their business.
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