The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave a developer an extra year to start building a 21-story, 230-room hotel at 150 Kneeland St., on a site formerly occupied by a series of nightclubs near South Station.
Attorney Don Wiest said his client, the Hudson Group, needs more time to find financing, because lenders don't want to get involved with hotel projects given all the Covid-19 issues related to travel and occupancy.
"In the current market, it's not possible to get a construction loan," Wiest said.
The board then voted unanimously to give the company an extra year to start work.
BPDA documents on the proposal.