A proposed 3-story hotel on West William Street in Delaware is expected to be discussed by Delaware City Council a fifth time after the developer July 23 told council a revised plan will be submitted.

Developer Jim Manos and Joe Clase of Plan 4 Land LLC, who is assisting Manos, addressed council for less than two minutes during the July 23 meeting.

Clase said during discussions with the city engineering department, "They reviewed our revised site plan and found a way to preserve the parking on the north side of William Street, and we have the opportunity to realign the entrance and use (an) eastern drive as our main entrance."

He also said four of 47 planned parking spaces will be moved to the east side of the planned hotel, "to alleviate some of the parking concerns ... and make the site a little bit more viable."

The revised plan will be submitted to the city in about a week, he said. Council's next regularly scheduled meeting is Aug. 13.

Manos, who has other properties in Delaware and Columbus, plans to build the hotel at 235 and 239 W. William St., on the street's south side. It would be an addition to a house Ohio Wesleyan University professor Hiram Perkins built in 1880.

The resulting Wesleyan Inn would have 47 rooms.

Traffic and parking problems have been predicted by those living near the site, who have voiced their objections at council meetings.

City Director of Engineering Services Bill Ferrigno on July 9 said during peak usage, westbound vehicles trying to turn into the hotel site might back up traffic to nearby Elizabeth Street.

A left-turn lane potentially could ease that concern, he said at the time.

Council is considering three ordinances regarding the plan. The site is in the city's 2nd Ward. Breaking with custom, council did not vote on the ordinances during their third reading July 9 because 2nd Ward Councilwoman Lisa Keller was out of town.

The proposed ordinances would approve a rezoning amendment, grant a conditional-use permit and approve a preliminary development plan.

Manos earlier told council he plans to take a "run-down frat house" and turn it into a "first-class hotel. ... It's not going to be a cheap hotel." He predicted parents of OWU students would be among his main customers.

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