NIAGARA FALLS, NY - The Niagara Falls City Council has approved a $25 million hotel project by a 3-2 vote.
The proposal by developer Mark Hamister has been delayed after the city council majority cited concerns regarding funding and other issues.
"Niagara Falls gets a beginning, opportunity for a new re-development and revitalization," said Daniel Hamister, the senior vice president of The Hamister Group and Mark Hamister's son.
By breaking with a majority of the council which had refused to sign off on the development plans, Bob Anderson provides the needed third vote on the five member council for passage.
For months, council chair Glenn Choolokian, Sam Fruscione and Anderson solidified themselves against the project, claiming there were too many problems with it - discouraging some people trying to build the hotel.