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Downtown hotel project progressing, secures state funding

January 16, 2012

Photo by Amy Cherry - Shown are St. Marys Mayor Sally Geyer, middle, along with City Manager Dave Greene, far right, and Solicitor Jake Meyer, who was temporarily filling in for new Solicitor Tom Wagner.

St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene provided his manager's report during Monday evening's City Council meeting, stating that on Jan. 11 he met with developer Bob Yoder and North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (NCPRPDC) representatives Bob Imhof and Dave Puncheon to discuss the city's downtown hotel project.
Greene reported that a grant for $3 million has been signed and approved by officials in Harrisburg and the money is available to be released as soon as the other $5.5 million in funding becomes available.

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Hotel

January 17, 2012 by 2pt2 (not verified), 2 years 48 weeks ago
Comment: 319

Come on....a Hotel, do you mean our higher ups in this community think we need a hotel in the downtown??? Is this just a way to "justify " the parking garage. How about monies being put into our local retails segment on the highway (rt. 255). We have more open retail buildings than ever, yet no interest in helping renovate or help develope this dying segment. If there is no reason to come to this area ...why have a hotel. Sure I see no problem redeveloping the downtown (heart) of St. Marys, but with out a strong system feeding this heart.....it ALL will eventually die !!!

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