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Developer wants to build hotel closer to Flat Creek than allowed
Proposal off Browns Bridge Road goes before Gainesville planning board Tuesday
A 14,000-square-foot hotel could be built on property just south of Fairfield Inn and Suites and Hilton Garden Inn, which are behind a row of restaurants off Browns Bridge Road, west of Pearl Nix Parkway.
A new four- to six-story hotel is being proposed in Gainesville, but its fate may hinge on whether the developer can build it closer to the long-troubled Flat Creek than allowed. Aneesh Patel is set to ask the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board on Tuesday to reduce the required distance between the hotel and Flat Creek from 75 feet to 25 feet. The lot size is 1.8 acres, and the hotel would back up to 435 feet of Flat Creek, according to city documents.