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Frederick Reviving Downtown Hotel Push

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick Mayor Randy McClement is reviving his push for a downtown hotel and conference center.

His director of economic development is asking the Board of Aldermen to approve an application Thursday night for a $30,000 state grant to update a feasibility study that was based on 2-year-old data.

That study concluded there is strong demand for such a complex. The proposed update would outline the size of the project and assess its statewide impact.

The first-term, Republican mayor made a downtown hotel and conference center a part of his 2009 election campaign.

His administration says the Maryland Stadium Authority is willing to help bring the project to fruition.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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