Unanimous vote gives third-party developers vacant buildings in downtown Wheeling


Wheeling City Council unanimously voted to give third-party developers two vacant buildings in downtown Tuesday evening.

The buildings are located on Main Street across from the Health Plan.

Instead of tearing down the buildings, city officials decided to further their revitalization of downtown Wheeling.

According to officials, the upper floors will consist of a new restaurant, coffee shop, and apartment space for potential residents.

“To have a critical mass of businesses like coffee shops and pizza shops to serve those folks makes for a more vibrant Downtown,” said Gabe Hays, the future building owner and designer.

The Council’s offered proposal will include $350,000 in incentives if certain conditions are met. 

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