VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia Beach City Council heard from the public Tuesday night on the City's Cavalier Hotel incentives package.
There is a public hearing scheduled on the City Council's agenda. Council asked residents to weigh in on the deal with Virginia Beach developer Bruce Thompson. A number of citizens stood at the podium and gave their opinions -- some for, some against.
Thompson and his company Gold Key - PHR Hotels and Resorts will close on the old Cavalier Hotel property by July 22. Thompson said he will invest $259 million in the renovation and restoration over ten years.
Mayor Will Sessoms and other city leaders came up with $18 million the City will put toward the hotel. At first $13 million will come from the city and then another $5 million over time. Sessoms says that is through grants, incentives and money that's been set aside already.
Council is scheduled to vote on the incentives package July 2.
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