GWCC advocates for the Walnut and Gay Street hotel project

June 6, 2018

Borough of West Chester
829 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA  19380

Dear Borough Council Member,

The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce supports the Walnut and Gay Street hotel project presented to Borough Council.

Adding the proposed hotel to our existing hotels will establish a healthy core hotel industry within the Borough with an economic impact in excess of $30 million.  The proposed establishment estimates a creation of 35 full time and 25 part time jobs.

The hotel will enhance the existing charm of West Chester by transforming a vacated building into a desirable destination and attract additional visitors to downtown West Chester.

Additionally, with the addition of a second hotel our Borough will finally have enough available rooms to accommodate small conferences. If the hotels work in tandem with places like Uptown!, the Historical Society, and West Chester University to provide meeting space they will be able to host industry groups in our charming downtown.

We respectfully request the West Chester Borough Council to work with the developer to permit a viable hotel project.

Best regards,
The Greater West Chester Chamber Business Advocacy Committee