My dental office for the past 29 years has been located next to the former racquetball courts/gymnasium that was proposed to be redeveloped into a La Quinta hotel. The City Council turned it down because of vocal opposition from the surrounding neighborhood. This may prove to be very short-sighted, as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions will not allow this property to be used as a gym. It will sit vacant for the foreseeable future, and as the attached photos show, a magnet for graffiti and deterioration. I think the hotel would have been a big improvement to the area as compared to the outdated, decaying property that sits vacant now.
Charles H. Margiotta, D.D.S.