PARKERSBURG - The Uptowner Inn, which has stood vacant for nearly 25 years, will soon be redeveloped and reopened, city officials said Friday.
Mayor Bob Newell this morning said the building will be converted into an extended-stay hotel. Current building owner Larry Morehead and Frank Christy of Christy & Associates, have been working with the city for several months on the project.
The building formerly boasted about 100 rooms, but the new structure will house about 70 slightly larger rooms, with kitchenettes for extended stays.
The Uptowner Inn
"This will be welcomed news for our entire city. Besides construction jobs and permanent jobs, it is a further boost to economic development in our downtown business district. This also fills a building which has been vacant for many years," Newell said. "This new project is a great addition to the continued revitalization of downtown Parkersburg. A vibrant business district is essential to the success of any community"
The entire story will be in Saturday's edition of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.