$2 million approved for Evansville hotel project


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau's board of commissioners has approved spending $2 million on the city's proposed downtown convention hotel project over the next 10 years.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports $1 million of the money approved Wedsnesday will go toward improvements at The Center convention facility and $1 million will go toward ancillary projects such as a parking garage and pedestrian sky bridges that would connect the hotel to adjacent buildings.

The $200,000 a year comes from the bureau's tourism capital development fund, which can only be spent on projects to promote local tourism. The funding comes from a tax paid by guests at Vanderburgh County hotels.

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