By: Diane Benjamin
The Hyatt hotel in Uptown Normal is up for sale.
See page 5 for claims about the local economy: Rivian will have 1000 employees next year and Trail East Development will have 830 employees. It also lists AFNI (who is moving to Trail East when it is built) as having 830 employees.
The Chateau is also still for sale: https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/1601-Jumer-Dr-Bloomington-IL/14910779/
The Chateau had an agreement with the City of Bloomington to pay local taxes. A FOIA I recently received showed this agreement with Bloomington Chateau Partners:
The FOIA also shows $67,002.34 is over 120 days past due. Actually no payments have been made to the City since March of 2017. The Chateau does not participate in the survey below, the majority do.
Local occupancy rates for June show an improvement. 2018 was a really bad year and 2019 started bad, maybe things are turning around:
Since the chart is hard to read, below are enlargements of the first two sections: