South-side developments in Longview come into focus

South-side developments in Longview come into focus
Longview News-Journal

POSTED: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 5:47pm

UPDATED: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 5:59pm

The Longview Economic Development Corp. hopes to sweep a long-rundown hotel off the city’s map and replace it not with another hotel but a company’s corporate headquarters.

That wouldn’t offend a Longview hotelier who is in discussions with the city about a partnership to build a hotel and conference center just down the road, south of the interstate.

Longview’s I-20 Corridor Task Force recommended the city consider moving the site of the proposed hotel and conference center from a site near Eastman Road and Estes Parkway north to the site of a former Holiday Inn on Estes Parkway. Lodging Host Hotel Corp. President Kevin Hilchey, however, said city officials have not asked him to move his project. And it wouldn’t be a good idea, he said.

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