Santa Clara officials have given former 49ers superstar quarterback Joe Montana approval to begin negotiations with the city. Montana wants to build a hotel and entertainment complex across from the 49ers new stadium. The project covers a total of 8 acres, including 2 of city-owned lots. Montana says he has money for a four-star hotel, a sports bar, an upscale restaurant and additional entertainment uses. The complex would open before the 2014 NFL season, which is the season San Francisco will be playing in the new stadium.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that the city Council voted 4-2 on Tuesday in favor of Montana’s group. The two councilmembers who voted against the idea believe the city should allow all potential developers to develop the land instead of only working with Montana.
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