Wilkes-Barre, Pa., approves $28M hotel development

The city of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., approved the development of a $28-million hotel and convention center.

The site of the project is a parking lot owned by the Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority, and will be anywhere from 10 to 12 stories high. Sphere International is working with city officials on developing the project.

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In addition to a hotel with meeting and banquet space, the top floors of the building will be occupied by luxury apartments and condominium. The hotel is expected to be completed fall 2017, and is yet to have been given a name.