The Algoma City Plan Commission spent more than an hour discussing the proposed Grandstay Hotel Thursday night before voting to recommend the the city council approve the pre-application conceptual site plan and design plan. The commission was told that the planning has been going on for about 3 years. The meeting at the Algoma City Hall was well attended and those there asked a number of questions about the site, the retention pond, and the need for utility work in the area. Parking was also a topic as the discussion went on for about an hour before the conversation turned to the building itself. The four story structure will include a conference hall, a swimming pool, as well as being a 57 room hotel. It appeared that most people in attendance found the idea favorable. The plan commission action is a first step before actual construction, which if approved, is expected to start next winter and if all goes well, it could be open by summer of 2017.