Planning Commission conditionally recommends Days Inn dorm, cuts occupancy by more than half

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WYDaily.com is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties. During a meeting Wednesday, the Williamsburg Planning Commission voted to recommend the William and Mary Real Estate Foundation’s proposal to turn a Days Inn into a student dorm, but with several key conditions. The WMREF agreed to purchase the […]


‘Sea of plastic cups,’ City residents criticize W&M plan to move dorm to Midtown

The two-story Days Inn, owned by Jalaram of Williamsburg, Inc., is approximately 38,600 square feet (plus a 3,800-square-foot basement) and sits on 1.609 acres.  (Stephen Salpukas/W&M)

WYDaily.com is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties. An upcoming decision by the City of Williamsburg could place up to 180 William and Mary students into a new dormitory just south of Midtown.  Williamsburg’s Planning Commission will host a public hearing Wednesday before voting on whether to […]


Police: Charles City man flees traffic stop; officer shoots at car

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WYDaily.com is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties. A Williamsburg police officer felt threatened and fired a single shot when a Charles City man fled the scene of a traffic stop on Francis Street Saturday night, according to police. Samuel James Byrnes, 18, allegedly fled the traffic […]


VDOT: weekly lane closures affect Historic Triangle

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WYDaily.com is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties. The Virginia Department of Transportation has released its weekly lane closures report, and many scheduled traffic patterns will affect the Historic Triangle. Traffic shifts and single-lane closures will take place on route I-64 as a part of the ongoing […]


City EDA issues demolition grant to raze vacant Days Inn

The former Days Inn has sat vacant and idle since closing four years ago. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

WYDaily.com is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties. A building that has stood along Richmond Road since 1964 will soon be demolished. Williamsburg’s Economic Development Authority voted unanimously at its Wednesday meeting to approve a demolition grant application submitted by the owners of the former Days Inn […]


City Council and economic developers share their vision for Midtown

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WYDaily.com is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties. The recent sale of the Williamsburg Shopping Center and demolition of the Super 8 motel across the street will provide opportunities for economic rejuvenation for Williamsburg’s Midtown. The City’s biannual Goals, Initiatives, and Outcomes for 2017-18 list Midtown — the […]


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