A developer who had hoped to build an “adult-only” hotel in Delaware County’s Orange Township is moving ahead with plans to build the hotel in Marysville instead.
Marysville City Council voted 6-1 on Aug. 8 to rezone a recently annexed parcel of land located at 15620 Watkins Road for the development of the hotel. Marysville City Manager Terry Emery said the city has had no hand in bringing the hotel to Marysville because the land it may be built on was only just recently annexed into the city.
The hotel is being developed by John Kranjec, who owns and operates the adult-only Belamere Suites Hotel in Perrysburg, Ohio.
Emery said the plans put forth by developers have met all the city’s standards and code requirements. Emery said that, as with every new business, Marysville police have investigated the business and spoken to police in Perrysburg to see what, if any, issues the hotel might bring.
“There’s nothing that says this is a bad hotel that will bring issues and problems to the city,” Emery said.
Emery said the next step for the hotel would be the planning and construction process.
“Time will tell but I believe this could work in our community,” Emery said. “We’ve considered all the aspects. We go through great lengths to make sure it meets our codes.”
Issues arose with the hotel’s development in Orange Township after local residents voiced their concerns about the hotel’s proximity to day-care centers and other places that children might be present. Kranjec terminated his purchase agreement with North Orange Development in October 2014.
Emery said the situation in Orange Township and the situation in Marysville are very different. Emery said the land the hotel may be built on is in a more industrial part of Marysville and would be near other hotels and businesses, like car dealerships.
Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.