The new hotel will be located along US-68 across from the Champaign County Community Center. Photos by Christopher Selmek | Urbana Daily Citizen
By Christopher Selmek, Urbana Daily Citizen firstname.lastname@example.org A 54-room hotel is planned for Urbana later this year due to the efforts of an investment committee that recently purchased three acres in south Urbana for a Cobblestone hotel.
Sale of the land formerly owned by Kay Slesinger at 170 state Route 55 was finalized on Feb. 21 for $225,000, and according to investment committee cochair Mike Major that land will soon be turned over to BriMark Builders, LLC, a division of Cobblestone Hotels, to begin the building process.
From left are investment committee co-chairs Mike Major and Terry Howell, Champaign Economic Partnership Executive Director Marcia Bailey and Kim Slesinger-Fraley standing by plans for Urbana’s Cobblestone Hotel. Photos by Christopher Selmek | Urbana Daily Citizen
Major thanked the 10 members of the investment committee, including cochair Terry Howell, who he said brought a great deal of construction and site preparation experience, as well as connections with the Slesinger family, and who will be essential in determining which contractors to use locally. He also thanked Champaign Economic Partnership Executive Director Marcia Bailey, who he credited with getting the group together, presenting and doing research.