City, Developer Select Convention Hotel Builder

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Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has announced the builder of the $71 million downtown convention hotel. Hunt Construction Group Inc. of Indianapolis has been selected after a re-bidding process involving the city and Missouri-based developer HCW LLC. September 30, 2014

Statement From The Facebook Page of Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

Today was another productive meeting to move the convention center hotel project forward.Through the re-bidding process, Hunt Construction has been selected to build the new Doubletree convention center hotel in Evansville.With selection of Hunt Construction, the city and developer will now finalize documents, secure private equity and make necessary arrangements to work towards a closing date. - Mayor Lloyd Winnecke & HCW CEO Rick Huffman

"Rebidding the construction package was an important step to ensure the project was within budget and to avoid additional public investment."

- Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

"Hunt Construction provided a workable bid that gives us all an opportunity to progress towards a closing and finally move dirt on the site."

- Rick Huffman

Source: The City of Evansville