Why would we restart the height fight when Minto did not even complete their second building on A1A? If they are still waiting that means that it still does not make sense to build it.<quoted text> When figuring height limits, does that include, roof top air conditioners, elevator shafts, railings, etc? I don't think so, and that is where the fight begins.
However, if we will reintroduce uncertainty with another height fight then we will get back into the game of land speculation by various parties with expectation of different height limits down the road or even soon.
Now if that is the road on which we are embarking then nobody should invest in existing hotels in town because they will get redeveloped after all. By nobody I mean both private owners of hotels as well as the dais through their HIP and marketing programs.
If private owners stop investing though then everybody should stop complaining about run down hotels.
You guys have to figure out what you want, but your policies are contradictory. If you want to "save" the hotel industry in town then you should remove the uncertainty with height limits not add to it. But people keep on creating this uncertainty which is one of the reasons why I think that most people here are against hotels and all the talk of helping or saving hotels is lip service.