(WASHINGTON) – The Daviess County Council took a step to help alleviate the county’s hotel room shortage by agreeing to move forward with a request for a tax abatement to build a 72-room Hampton’s Inn near the intersection south of Washington.
Representing the builders, Chris Patel of Evansville said the area was attractive due to nearby shopping and recreation.
Daviess County Chamber of Commerce Director Samantha Bobbitt told the Council that Daviess County has a serious shortage of hotel rooms. She says the 300 hotel rooms are booked to capacity almost every weekend, and impending industrial expansion and economic growth will increase pressure on the existing rooms.
The Council will now consider data to work out an abatement agreement.