Hearing Set to Determine Fate of Landmark Hotel

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Charlottesville is moving forward on the unfinished Landmark Hotel. A new sign on the property declares it is blighted and reports a January hearing.

January 18, there will be a public hearing in Charlottesville City Hall, where the planning commission will make findings and recommendations to repair and secure the building.

If a building is blighted it is considered detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the community. That determination will become final as the hearing process moves forward.

Last fall, city officials gave owner John Dewberry until December to turn in a plan of action to make the building safe and secure, but Dewberry responded that he had done enough and did not submit a plan.

Now the building is in the city's hands to repair.

The planning commission will discuss its own plan to secure the property in January.

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