Developer sell at a discount disagrees with former mayor over hotel Developer disagrees with former mayor over hotel The designer of a downtown marriott hotel project said he is"Surprised and sorry"That former peoria mayor and hotel owner bud grieves believes the timing is wrong for a public private development connected to the civic center, he's totally wrong with this being the wrong Pandora Safety Chains time, gary matthews said thursday. "Really right time, matthews said grieves was also wrong on a couple of other conditions but declined to specify, saying he will address them soon, we're definitely wanting to get this project started, evidently, here year, matthew exclaimed. "We have not stopped any of the design work or engineering or another product, grieves, on saturday, tempered some of his comments published in the journal star on feb.16, Saying he is supportive of a hotel connected to the Civic Center.Owners have since needed $8 million in city support to upgrade their hotel, potentially remodeling it into a doubletree or crowne plaza hotel.