FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The city of Frederick is asking the state to chip in a million dollars toward a proposed downtown hotel and conference center.

A City Hall spokesman told The Frederick News-Post on Thursday that the state money would help pay for property acquisition and architectural and engineering work.

Josh Russin says the city envisions a 200-room hotel with up to 20,000 square feet of meeting space. He estimates it will cost $45 million in private and public funds to complete the project by the end of 2014.

A downtown hotel and conference center was a key part of Republican Mayor Randy McClement’s 2009 election campaign.

The city says the project would have a direct economic impact of $30 million a year, and an indirect impact of $60 million a year.

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

Comments (4)
  1. 1-0-3-0 WITHERSPOON says:

    if you want a conference center hold it out in the alley with the other dirty double crossing rats. what do they not understand we are broke, no money. hold it at there house, i don’t care they are not doing enough for marylanders other then spending hard tax payers money

  2. RAUCHEL says:

    why they are at it can the state give me $50,000 for i over spent on christmas,,,,,getting the message

  3. the mechanic says:

    Two words, which do you prefer? No thanks or Fuc you.

  4. Sheila says:

    The state should tell Frederick to pay for their own building if they want it. Enough state money already goes to Baltimore City. Stop all projects until the economy gets better and people are back to work.

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