DEWEY BEACH, DE—The developers of the LighthouseCove project here have put off planned renovations to someexisting hospitality space and instead are looking to add morecondominiums and hotel space.

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"We didn't know whether the hotel was going to work or not. It'sworked beautifully," says E. Thomas Harvey,president of Dewey Beach Enterprises, which owns Lighthouse Cove'sblock between Dickinson Street and Van Dyke Street. "So we're doingit a piece at a time. That's allowing us to do what we try to do onevery project of this scale, which is find the market as wego."

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The company has obtained permits from Sussex County to add a newbuilding that would feature 22 additional hotel rooms on two floorsand 10 more condo units on two floors. Harvey says his intends toadd 18 condos by May 15th on the Dickinson Street side of theproperty, according to the News Journal.

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Harvey says that upcoming construction work at Lighthouse Covewill extend the Hyatt Place hotel and condo building far back intothe property along Dickinson Street, which will require some olderbuildings to be demolished. The cost of approved work on theDickinson Street side of Lighthouse Cove is $3.4 million. See storyin the News Journal.

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John Jordan

John Jordan is a veteran journalist with 36 years of print and digital media experience.