Proposal to expand Festival Hall, connect to new hotel

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An ambitious plan was unveiled for downtown Racine on Friday. 

Mayor Cory Mason, a developer, and a group of lawmakers announced a proposal to expand the city's Festival Hall and connect it to a new Sheraton Hotel.

The hotel would have at least 173 rooms.

The announcement calls it a public and private partnership and a $48-million investment.

Construction could start next spring. 

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