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DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – A $35 million condominium-hotel project planned in the Old West gambling town of Deadwood is on hold.
The decision by the group that owns the Deadwood Mountain Grand comes in the wake of highly critical reports issued by the city and the state historic preservation office, the Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/2fvnyZl ) reported.
The reports state that the project as proposed did not follow guidelines from the National Park Service or the secretary of the interior for building or rehabilitating structures in historic districts.
“It is staff’s opinion the proposed work and changes, as submitted, does encroach upon, damage or destroy the character of Deadwood and, therefore, does have an adverse effect on the historic character of the State and National Register Historic Districts and the Deadwood National Historic Landmark District,” the Deadwood Historic Preservation Office’s report said.
The proposal called for 103 one- and two-bedroom units on a steep hillside, called McGovern Hill. Developers said the condos could attract a high-profile clientele not currently seen in Deadwood.
But some residents worried the project would mar the hillside view, and that absentee condo-owners wouldn’t contribute anything to the community.
Deadwood Mountain Grand CEO Robert Ekman said the company’s management group and its design team had not yet fully evaluated the city’s or the state’s reports. He said once they have, the group would return with a revised application for consideration by the Deadwood commission. That would happen as soon as January.
Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com
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