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Oshkosh, UWO unveil two major projects

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Rendering for the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. (courtesy of FOX 11)
Rendering for the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. (courtesy of FOX 11)

OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh have announced some big changes coming to the city and school.

The UW Oshkosh Foundation announced Thursday the purchase of the City Center Hotel, along with plans for a riverfront alumni center.

It's all part of an $8 million hotel revitalization project that's from a team of local investors, including the UW Oshkosh Foundation.

The renovations to the City Center Hotel are scheduled to begin by the end of the year.

FOX 11 reports that once completed, it'll serve as a full-service hotel with 179 rooms, a restaurant and meeting and banquet facilities.

A few blocks away on the Fox River, a state-of-the-art Alumni Welcome and Conference Center is being planned.

The UW Oshkosh Foundation says the 22,000-square foot development will feature ample meeting space and a ballroom with capacity for 460 people.

In the summer of 2008, rains flooded and destroyed River Center, a university conference space on Pearl Avenue.

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