Greensboro council voting on major downtown projects

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The city council will vote on two major development projects that could bring hundreds of jobs to downtown Greensboro.

On Tuesday, council members will vote whether to approve $1.97 million for the development of an eight-story Wyndham Hotel on Elm Street.

If passed, the construction of the hotel and its operation would create about 150 new jobs.

Mayor Nancy Vaughn says the city could vote either way on the hotel project.

Another item expected to pass unanimously is funding for the Union Square Campus Project.

The project would combine downtown campuses for nursing students at The University of North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina A&T University, and Guilford Technical Community College.

The vote would include approving $500,000 to build the campus, about two acres of land, and nearly 200 parking spaces.

City officials say both projects would bring jobs downtown and boost the local economy.

If passed, the hotel would open in August 2015. The Union Square Campus would open in 2016.

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