Hotel, convention center proposed for ‘generational’ development in Middletown

3 Mar 2021


BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - A new development including a hotel and a convention center could be coming to Middletown.

Middletown City Council approved a feasibility study Tuesday night with OZ Hotels & Resorts, which specializes in developments like this that incorporate opportunity zone financing.

The study will run between four and five months at a cost to the city of $250,000, resulting in a predevelopment plan with renderings, development budgets, conceptual entertainment venues and more. The city can decide then whether to move forward with the project.

City Manager Jim Palenick says the “once-in-a-generation” project is partly motivated by Hamilton’s Spooky Nook Sports Complex, which he says has created demand for “substantially more quality regional lodging.”

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