A joint public meeting will be held with the Paulding County Board of Commissioners and the City of Hiram on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Watson Government Complex, Administration Building, Second Floor, 240 Constitution Blvd., Dallas.
Here is the meeting's agenda:
Presentation: Proclamation Presentation to Don Barbour, from AT&T, in recognition of “It Can Wait/No Texting while Driving – Take The Pledge” Campaign.
1. Joint Urban Redevelopment Plan/Economic Development
2. Sewer Infrastructure needs in Hiram Central Business District
3. Conference/Civic Center Feasibility Discussion
4. Potential Passive/Active Park Land Development and Expansion
5. Discussion on Shared Services
6. Adjourn the Public Hearing
In early 2013, Paulding County and the Cities of Hiram and Dallas entered into a partnership facilitated by the Chamber of Commerce to conduct a feasibility study/market analysis for a possible civic center and/or conference center with adjoining hotel in Paulding County.
The recommendations based on her findings were that Paulding County could be well served by a hotel with approximately 80 guest rooms affiliated with a national select-service brand. The conference center, as part of the select-service hotel would have approximately 12,000 to 15,000 square feet of net rentable meeting space (163 SF of meeting space/guest room) a ballroom containing approximately 9,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet (divisible) and an additional 3,000 to 5,000 square feet breakout. The desirable acreage is estimated to be five to seven acres + with future expansion potential. The area in which this hotel conference could best serve the county and surrounding region would be near US 278/GA 120.
The estimated value of the project, not including market valuation is, is $8,900,000. The estimated cost of the hotel is $8,560,000. The estimated cost of the conference center is $8,450,000. The total project cost (not including land) based on the market analysis as provided by Key Advisors, Inc. is $17,000,000.
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