|Huff Lane School: Going, going ...|
The bid for that use came in under the minimum, but it would have negated the expense and disruption of tearing down the perfectly useful school and would have been considerably more environmentally friendly (re-use is preferred as an environmentally friendly act). It's a shame that the hotel was rammed through without public discussion of the alternatives. My guess is that most people in Roanoke--and not just those in the neighborhood--would far prefer the use of this property as a school than yet another hotel in a city with too many rooms--and too many restaurants--already.
Bad decision, council. Another bad decision.