Updated: Feb 28, 2014, 9:09am PST
Contributing Editor- Puget Sound Business Journal
Pierce County is working with a Los Angeles developer, Sonnenblick Development, to build a 220-room hotel and another 18-hole golf course at Chambers Bay in University Place.
The News Tribune in Tacoma reports Pierce County is giving Sonnenblick until mid-June to come up with its project and financing plan. Construction on the $120 million project would not start until after the 2015 U.S. Open in June.
Sonnenblick officials said the second course is important because it would allow golf carts to be used. Chambers Bay currently doesn’t allow carts to be used.
This isn’t the first time a hotel development has been planned for Chambers Bay. As reported earlier this week in the Puget Sound Business Journal, plans for a hotel were included in the original plans for the course, which opened in 2008.