City council votes to make Old Kent Hotel historic building

Conner Howard

Kent City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve an ordnance granting the “Old Kent Hotel” at 176 Main St. status as a historical building.

Ward 5 Councilwoman Heidi Shaffer said this ordinance will grant Ron Burbick, the hotel’s current owner, access to tax credits with which to renovate the property.

Contact Conner Howard at [email protected].