By M.C. BrownThe Biltmont estate agency said it is “totally dedicated” to the construction of its three Biltwoods homes, which include a two-story “world-class” resort and an upscale “catering and entertainment complex.”
Biltmore Chief Executive Officer Rob Rennie said in a statement Monday that the company has “taken decisive action” to “ensure the Biltmores’ BiltWOODs continue to deliver on their vision of luxury, convenience and value for our valued clients.”
The Bilts are set to open their doors in 2021, but some residents are questioning the future of the property, which is located on the top of a hill on the west side of town and is currently owned by the family of a wealthy Dallas businessman who has lived in the property since 2001.
The property is a popular destination for luxury-oriented events and parties, but its popularity has declined as the price of real estate in Dallas has risen.
Biltwood has a history of controversy with residents who claim the resort is not affordable and that the hotel and condos are too expensive.
Bilts owner David Kornfeld said last year that his company “wasn’t looking for the perfect solution” for the resort.
He also said the resort has been “not a very pleasant place to live.”
The estate agency released a statement on Monday saying it is reviewing all options to ensure the Bilts continue to provide “the highest level of quality” for its guests.
Bilgewater is set to complete its new building on the property by the end of 2019, with a completion date in 2022.
The new building will be a mixed-use complex with a pool, gym and spa.
Birds Nest Resort is the site of a planned multi-million dollar development.
It is expected to open in 2020.
CHICAGO — The City of New Orleans is expected to add another NHL franchise to its $3.5 billion downtown arena by 2020, sources told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The announcement comes after a year-long bidding process that was delayed by Hurricane Katrina.
The arena, which will be built on the site of the former National Guard barracks, is slated to open to the public in 2021.
The arena, expected to be completed by 2023, will be a multi-use venue, featuring a restaurant, shopping mall, hotel and convention center.
It will also feature an indoor hockey arena, an outdoor hockey arena and an indoor swimming pool.
The project, which has been estimated at $1 billion, was expected to bring about 1,500 construction jobs to the city.