The restaurant would remain on the first floor of the 14-storyfacility, while the hotel rooms would be situated on floors threethrough 14 and meeting rooms clustered on the second floor. Plansalso call for a four-story parking structure.

"It's was real hard to tell how serious they were, but theyweren't being vague," city planner Steve Haynes tells"They've apparently been thinking about this for quite sometime."

Azteca's plans, reportedly in the works for at least a year,could pose a potential conflict with one site proposed for thecity's expanded convention center. Two parcels have been earmarkedfor that facility, one south of the existing convention center onSpokane Falls Boulevard and the other on the current Aztecaproperty, also on Spokane Falls Boulevard.

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