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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The future of the run-down Heritage House Hotel may be decided this week.

The owners of the dilapidated building, with help from the city department of community and economic development, applied for a $16 Million stimulus grant in September to refurbish the old hotel. They were supposed to hear back in 60 days, but the announcement was delayed.

If the money comes through, the development will consist of low-to-moderate income homes and homes for senior citizens.  Assistant City Manager Wes Smith said, "We have been told it will be this week. We are actually kind of have our fingers crossed and hope to know, but the application is for approximately $16 Million, which will be a full rehabilitation of the facility as well as some additional units in the back."

Construction on the project would take about two years to complete. Some commissioners have said that if the money for this project doesn't come through, the building needs to be demolished, which could cost up to a million dollars.

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