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Plans for Residence Inn Hotel in Cville Move Forward

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Plans are moving ahead for a new hotel and business center in the heart of downtown Charlottesville, just across from the federal courthouse on the corner of West Main Street and Ridge McIntire Road.

The developers of the planned Residence Inn hotel are one step closer to breaking ground. City Council voted Monday to release easements that are in the way of construction.

The new  hotel will sit on the corner of West Main Street, where City Clay used to be.    

The hotel developers uncovered several drainage and sewer easements on the property. Council voted to release those easements because the developers will install new sewer lines out of the construction path. 

There was a public hearing on the issue Monday but nobody showed up to speak.

"It's kind of routine in a case like this. It's almost an abandoned easement for anything else, so it makes sense that if they're going to pay to move the water and sewer lines onto our regular easements where they should have been it's fine," said Kristin Szakos, vice mayor of Charlottesville.

The movement of the sewer lines comes at no cost to the city. It is unclear when the sewer lines will move and construction on the hotel will begin.

NBC29 reached out to the developer but have not heard back.

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