Farm family near Grand Park adapted to encroaching development

Craig Wood has spent most of his 60 years on 191st Street in Westfield, living and working on his family farm. For most of that time, the adjacent land has been other houses and farm fields, but that all changed on Nov. 18, 2011, when construction on Grand Park Sports Campus began.

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Hotel at Grand Park could be six stories with up to 225 beds

Westfield asked for proposals for a “lodging solution” on 5.26 acres of city-owned property immediately to the west of the future indoor soccer facility on 191st Street. Now officials are negotiating with bidder Jonathan Byrd’s, which offered a plan for a 180-bed hotel.

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