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Dozens turned out to discuss proposed downtown hotel project

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Another public meeting was held Wednesday night to discuss the proposed hotel project in Downtown Evansville. 

Dozens turned out to North Park Library, including City Councilmen John Friend, for another chance to voice their opinions of the new hotel, which would be built just south of the Ford Center.  

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke lead the meeting, detailing how much the project would cost and how it could potentially benefit the River City.  

A number of people who spoke Wednesday night were in support of the project, saying that all of the pieces are in place.

"We already have a convention center, Marsha explained that. We already have an arena. We need to put a hotel there. A convention center has to have a hotel. You bring in the people, then you bring in the money,"said Paul Green, the IBEW Business Manager. 

The next meeting, which is the last one, is Thursday, August 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the C.K. Newsome Center.

The city council's expected to consider an ordinance to approve funding for the development on September 9.

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