I don't agree that the two hotel projects would take away from the "neighborhood feel". Unless you consider the giant McDonald's parking lot "neighborly". This strip of Clark near Wrigley is pretty much a solid block of bars, restaurants and some small retail... pretty dead in the off-season. On game day, Friday and Saturdays nights...it's a zoo.
A large quality hotel seems perfect to keep the dollars in nearby bars and restaurants, give parents visiting their kids and place to stay and even class up the strip a little.