New Safety Issue for the Landmark Hotel Site

March 13, 2014

The high winds that whipped through Charlottesville Wednesday night did more than knock out power and tip over a few trash cans. The Landmark Hotel construction site, which has been in the process of being secured, had some issues because of the wind.

Large sheets of plywood on the upper floors could be seen flapping around as strong winds blew through the construction site.

Recently, a group of contractors came in to remove some of the green boards that were damaged on the outside of the hotel structure. The owner, John dewberry, sent a construction crew from Charleston, South Carolina to take care of the problem.

On Thursday, CBS19 talked to Jim Tolbert of Neighborhood Development Services about the loose plywood. Tolbert said Dewberry's crews are aware of the issue and are working on it.

This comes a few weeks after Charlottesville City Council said something had to be done to make the Landmark site safe.

Dewberry says he is securing the building and will begin work on it once he finishes another project in South Carolina.

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