A development group has submitted a proposal to build a 60-room "luxury, boutique" hotel at the Willows.
100th Street LLC is also proposing to renovate the existing Willows mansion and cottage. The proposal is in response to an RFP that Radnor Township created for part of the 47-acre property.
According to the proposal submitted by DePallo Design & Planning LLC on behalf of the development group (which you can read in full in the pdf section of this article), the proposed hotel, to be situated where the mansion parking lot is, would also include dining, catering, spa, and other amenities. "Our focus is weddings and other celebrations, private parties, business meetings and special events," the plan reads.
The proposed mansion renovation would enable use of the building "for smaller events, parties and meetings, and possibly spa, exercise and other uses." The cottage, located near the entrance to the park, would also be used to complement the hotel, mansion and park.
They estimate that the costs of constructing the hotel and renovating the mansion is in the order of about $25 million.
Public access to the park would remain, the proposal states. The proposal states that the plan would be "a compatible use to the site that employs people, pays taxes and creates secondary economic benefits to the Township."
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