Jeffersonville mulls $100M downtown project

July 25, 2008

A new study recommends that the southern Indiana city of Jeffersonville build a $100 million hotel and convention center complex to help revitalize its downtown.

The project should be financed with public and private funds and include 125,000 square feet for the convention center, 275 hotel rooms and a 1,000-vehicle parking garage, the News and Tribune of Jeffersonville reported.

One potential site is the former Colgate-Palmolive Co. toothpaste plant. The historic building was closed last month and features a 50-foot clock facing the Ohio River.

The notion of a convention center has been batted around in Jeffersonville for a couple of decades. Nearby New Albany also has considered the idea. Both cities are located across the Ohio River from Louisville.

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