Charlottesville City Council says they are ready to move the project along.
"I want to see it done. I'll do whatever I can to help it along but this is a case where we have a very strong individual. Atlanta is putting a lot of pressure on him too because the same situation is going on down there," Bob Fenwick, Charlottesville City Council.
The Dewberry Hotel is scheduled to be completed before 2020.
Plans include a 3,000 square foot spa, a founder's club, and a rooftop bar.
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