City officials have tentatively increased the tax break to be given to the developer of Carson's Civic Center hotel in exchange for the developer's withdrawal of a request for a $1.5-million city loan.
The City Council, acting as the Carson Redevelopment Agency, tentatively approved a request by the Feinberg Group, developer of the proposed Hilton, for a $2.4-million bed tax rebate to help finance the $25-million project.
In late April, officials had approved a proposal for a $1.5-million loan and what could amount to more than $1 million in bed tax rebates. The Feinberg Group asked for a larger tax rebate and no loan because it appeared easier to finance the long-sought hotel that way, a spokesman for the developer said.
The proposed Carson hotel, to be at 941 E. Carson St., has suffered a series of delays and uncertainties during the last two years. Carson officials have been seeking a high-quality development to attract revenue and esteem to the largely industrial city.