Eyesore hotel could finally get revamp

A CRUMBLING eyesore looks set to be refurbished into social housing after a decade standing empty.

The New York Hotel is in a key position on Anlaby Road, opposite Hull’s Paragon Station.

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Hull Council’s Cabinet will consider backing Goodwin Development Trust’s plans to acquire and redevelop the building, for commercial and social housing, at a meeting next week. The council would invest £500,000 as part of a total of £2m, creating 16 social housing units and commercial space.

A report says bringing the building back into use “will contribute toward wider regeneration and renewal of the city centre, increasing civic pride and mitigating anti-social behaviour.”

The hotel is privately-owned and currently being advertised for sale for £500,000. Planners had served a notice on the owner to improve its external appearance, but no work has been done.