- Associated Press - Saturday, May 10, 2014

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Two companies have submitted proposals to the city of Frederick to build a hotel and conference center.

One is for a 207-room Marriott on the north side of Carroll Creek, on the old site of The Frederick News-Post. The other is for a 225-room hotel on the south side of the creek, next to the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. Both would include more than 20,000 feet of meeting space.

The city had a Friday deadline for proposals from developers that want to partner with it on the project.

City Economic Development Director Richard Griffin tells the News-Post (http://bit.ly/1uO8vO7 ) a committee will review the proposals, interview company officials and make a recommendation by early summer to the mayor and board of aldermen.

The city hopes construction can start next year.


Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com



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