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Longview considering plans for new hotel, convention center

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

The city of Longview is looking at plans for a new hotel and convention center, possibly located at Eastman Road and Estes Parkway, just south of Interstate 20.

The Longview city council heard plans last night for the proposed 25,000 square foot convention center, which would cost around $5.5 million dollars.

Another contractor also proposed building a full-service Marriott Hotel with around 150 rooms next to the center.  The city says the project is just under discussion, but could boost Longview's economy.

"This project is right there by I-20, lots of traffic going by there, so there's the potential there that you can attract people for conferences for different training events and those kinds of things," said Shawn Hara with City of Longview. 

The proposal was made at Thursday night's scheduled city council meeting and has not been approved.

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