Metro Council President Tom Hughes will host an 'Ask Me Anything' chat about the proposed Oregon Convention Center hotel project from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19.
The chat will be on the Portland Reddit site, http://www.reddit.com/r/Portland.
Last week, Metro staff presented details of a proposed development agreement with the companies proposing to build the 600-room Hyatt hotel on a site just north of the Oregon Convention Center. The hotel wouldhelp recruit large conventions to Portland by providing a block of as many as 500 rooms for conventions across the street from the center.
Hughes has spent nearly four years leading the effort to bring a hotel to the convention center area."We know there's a lot of curiosity about this project," Hughes said. "As elected officials, it's important to talk to our constituents about the decisions we make. I look forward to a dialogue with those who want to know more about what we hope to accomplish."
Later Thursday, the Metro Council will have a public hearing on the proposed hotel project and its development agreement. The council will vote on whether to enter the agreement on June 26.
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