About a month ago, Pittsburgh officials delayed a vote over a proposed Hyatt hotel in the North Side for 45 days so that the developers could meet with community representatives.
Yesterday, the Northside United community group criticized the developer, Continental, because it has so far failed to meet with them, purportedly ignoring more than 100 phone calls and emails. In response, a Continental representative stated that "we are not a company that is disrespectful of a community."
Continental has about two weeks left to begin negotiations before 45 day postponement of the vote on its development elapses. A spokesperson for Continental stated that the community coalition would be contacted on Monday to set up a meeting.