The long-awaited 'CBD on Main' hotel development in Central Wagga could be on the horizon in a reduced capacity, after a new proposal for the site was submitted to council.
In 2019, the site at 81-83 Forsyth Street was approved for a $5.3 million hotel development.
The four-storey, 42-room building was slated to be an ultra-modern fixture in Wagga's central business district, however a new development application submitted earlier this month suggests the initial plans have been scaled back.
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Plans for the site submitted to council last week have proposed a new 20-room hotel development on the site at a cost of $2.23 million, effectively halving the size and cost of the initial plans.
The new application was submitted by HTZ Investments' Joel Berrigan who was behind the original development as well. Mr Berrigan could not be contacted for comment.
The new development would see the building on the site, currently used as a cafe and office space, repurposed, with minor demolition works to be done to the interior and exterior.
Original plans for the site proposed a total demolition of the building currently occupying the land and an ambitious rebuild.
Rather than the four-storey design initially planned for the site, new plans propose maintaining the building's two storeys, and allowing for 15 car spaces on the premises.
Initial plans for the site attracted some pushback over plans to obtain an exemption to minimum car park requirements.
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