Pulaski County Commissioners have approved the expenditure of up to $1,000 on a feasibility study for a proposed hotel in Winamac. Wisconsin-based Cobblestone Development has approached the Winamac Town Council about building a hotel there geared to business travelers. The first step is a feasibility study, of which the company will pay half. Pulaski County Economic Development Director Nathan P. Origer says officials with the town of Winamac have asked local shareholders to help offset the $3,500 cost. Commissioner Larry Brady says there’s definitely a need for affordable overnight accommodations.
“Any time there’s a funeral, or event coming here in Winamac – Power of the Past, alumni, training sessions at Braun’s or Plymouth Tube – all those individuals more than likely leave Pulaski County to take their lodging someplace else,” Brady expressed.
Economic Development Director Nathan P. Origer agrees. He says the company envisions a facility of about 44 rooms and anticipates using local labor and supplies once construction is set to start.