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$13.6M hotel and data center planned for city building

April 8, 2019

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A building now owned by a Georgia government is on its way to redevelopment as an 88-room hotel and data center.

WALB-TV reports the Albany Downtown Development Authority voted Monday to transfer a building that was formerly the city utility’s headquarters to J Car Development.

The Albany City Commission could vote Tuesday on the transfer.

The company plans to invest $13.6 million and create at least 43 jobs.

The building was previously the Hotel Gordon before the city acquired it.

Developers say the hotel will be a franchise of a well-known brand and include an event center, bar, restaurant and rooftop access.

Development Authority Chairwoman Thelma Johnson says the project will create jobs and return the building to property tax rolls for the first time in more than 40 years.

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Information from: WALB-TV, http://www.walb.com/