Planned hotels for Shockoe Slip closer to approval

By Rachel DePompa - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) –  A major construction project for Shockoe Slip is one step closer to reality.

A proposal to build a religious freedom center and two hotels along East Cary Street received praise from the commission of architectural review last night.

The Marriott Hotel would include a courtyard and more than 200 rooms.

The Monument to Religious Freedom at Cary and 14th streets would replace what's now a parking lot.

If the plan gets final approval, construction will begin early 2011.

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