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Plan revealed for South Longview conference center/hotel

Plan revealed for South Longview conference center/hotel
Longview News-Journal

POSTED: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 11:14am

Council members got a first look Thursday at plans for a proposed conference center/hotel in South Longview, which as proposed would cost taxpayers more than $5 million.

While the council had plenty of questions for Kevin Hilchey, president and COO of Longview-based Lodging Host Hotel Corp., no decision for the next step of the building was made.

“This is the facility that we have determined can be built on this site. It would have 25,500 square feet of conference space, 10 break out spaces — three more than the city asked for — and meal service up to 1,000 people,” Hilchey said.

The city and Lodging Host have worked with the Griggs Group, a Dallas-Fort Worth-based architectural firm, to create the first draft of the buildings that was presented Thursday.

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