According to today's Press Democrat Sunday Op-ed piece, Darius Anderson withdrew plans to develop his hotel. Opponents of the French Chateau turned Jack London hotel were pleased especially given the two additional hotels in the on deck circle namely Kessler's hotel Broadway at MacArthur and the Plaza Union hotel at BofA location on West Napa.
Traffic, impact to the Plaza and loss of our small town feel have always been the primary threats to locals opposing the venture as well as local cronyism. Sonoman's just don't want to see their town become another Napa, Healdsburg, or Petaluma.
When did Darius withdraw? No one knows. Until today's reference no known articles have made such a declaration so we're treating it as breaking news. Official word at Planning Commission was he is resubmitting changes notwithdrawing. With great fanfare Darius revealed one sketch of his Jack London style. Now his blogger friends talk about a "Barracks" style. He opened his office for weekend chats with the town and held fireside chats to solicit input on design and popularity. Never does the grassroots effort recall discussion of withdrawal?
Nonetheless if it's in the Press Democrat it must have merit.