SAVE THE MELNEA HOTEL!
Apr 15, 2015 — We urgently need your help to save the 108-room, Marriott Residence Inn at Parcel 9. Despite a more-than four-year process of working with the community and elected officials, we were informed yesterday that the BRA is unwilling to grant final approval for the Melnea Hotel at its Board meeting this Thursday, April 16 due to Councilor Tito Jackson's recent opposition to the project on the grounds of no neutrality agreement with Local 26. Councilor Jackson and the BRA were informed by our financing sources that failure to approve the hotel at this meeting will cause the hotel's financing to withdraw, dooming its development.
In addition to the significant community benefits already committed to, the development team has met numerous times since January with the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee, representatives from the Boston Jobs Coalition, and elected officials (including Councilor Jackson), offering to find ways to bring additional community benefits such as funding jobs training programs or capitalizing local businesses.
But now Councilor Jackson's continued opposition and the City's unwillingness to move forward with approval this Thursday will cause the financing to withdraw from the Melnea Hotel. That is why we are asking for your vocal support and to spread the word of what your elected officials are doing to this important project along with all its benefits for the residents and businesses in Dudley Square and Lower Roxbury.
PLEASE CALL COUNCILOR TITO JACKSON AND DIRECTOR BRIAN GOLDEN IMMEDIATELY TO URGE THEM TO SUPPORT THE MELNEA HOTEL AND THE CONTINUED REVITALIZATION OF DUDLEY SQUARE!
City Councilor Tito Jackson: 617-635-3510
Director Brian Golden: 617-918-4237
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