Stop the Oread Inn!
Help stop the construction of the Oread Inn. Here\'s why: Gene Fritzel Construction Co. is proposing to tear down the buildings at the corner of 12th and Oread, also known as the Crossing and Yello Sub. In its place, they will erect a seven-story tall, 105,000 square foot hotel. It is their intent that the hotel would cater to a higher end market, which we all know doesn\'t exist in this area. In addition, the developers are asking the city for $10 million in our tax money to fund the construction of a parking garage and for street improvements to handle the additional traffic which the development will bring. We students oppose the impact that the construction and operation of this building will have on the neighborhood in which we live, work and play. We believe that the development will have negative impacts on traffic, property values, quality of life and neighborhood cohesion. While we don\'t oppose any development at 12th and Oread, we do believe that the proposal being put forth is flawed, and disregards the students living in the areas adjacent to the development. We would like the city the carefully study and reconsider the development plans for this intersection. This petition will be presented before Student Senate Wednesday January 30th, and potentially sent with a finalized resolution to its recipients. Thank you.