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The Landmark Hotel is a partially constructed building on the Downtown Mall, proposed as a nine-story, 100-room luxury hotel. It is a dormant project As of December 8, 2011 due to ongoing legal issues.
The construction site is a former bank building that was owned by Wachovia after it purchased Central Fidelity.
Financing controversy threatened the project as early as November 2008, and Silverton Bank, the project's lender, eventually was subject of a bank failure.
Lee Danielson was the developer of the project until Minor fired him in December 2008.
Construction stopped in January of 2009.
On August 25, 2010, Judge Edward L. Hogshire signed an arbitration order in which Danielson agreed to pay $4.2 million in damages and $2.2 million in attorneys' fees to Minor. Danielson misrepresented the costs of building the hotel.
Also in August 2010, Minor announced he would file a suit against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation claiming the federal agency is directly responsible for the stall in the hotel's construction.
On September 1, 2010, Minor filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Minor is represented by DLA Piper
On December 5, 2011, a Charlottesville Circuit Court judge ruled that the first debt that Minor must repay is more than $128,000 in back taxes to the city of Charlottesville. Next, Minor must pay Clancy & Theys Construction, other construction firms and then Specialty Finance Group. 
BAR granted conditional permission to tear down the black granite façade in October 2008.
- November 15, 2007: Minor Family Hotels LLC and Hotel Charlottesville LLC enter into a development agreement
- April 19-23, 2010: Parties hold arbitration meetings at which 8 witnesses testify and thousands of documents are introduced into the record
- August 25, 2010: Judge Hogshire signs the arbitration award
- January 19, 2011: Fulton County State Court in Georgia awards assets of project to Specialty Finance Group 
- December 5, 2011:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Danielson, Minor break ground on ‘Landmark’ Dave McNair, The Hook, March 11 2008, retrieved 26 Aug 2009.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 ONARCHITECTURE- Bright idea: Danielson's Beacon's back in town, Dave McNair, The Hook, March 1, 2007, retrieved 26 Aug 2009.
- ↑ New Details about New Luxury Hotel, Joanna Shrewsbury, NBC 29, March 11 2008, retrieved 26 Aug 2009.
- ↑ Landmark letdown: Hotel project’s lender folds, Lindsay Barnes, The Hook, May 1 2009, retrieved 26 Aug 2009.
- ↑ Landmark Hotel developer fired Brian McNeill, Daily Progress, December 6, 2008, retrieved 26 Aug 2009.
- ↑ "FDIC Abuse in Charlottesville | Change.org." Web. 03 Aug. 2010. <http://www.savecharlottesville.com/>.
- ↑ Web. C-Ville: Development - Landmark Hotel Owner Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chianzi, Chiara, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, 7 Sept. 2010, retrieved 08 Sept. 2010.
- ↑ Web. Minor Asks City for Help with Landmark Hotel, Henry Graff, NBC29.com, Aug 12, 2011
- ↑ . Web. Judge Confirms Award in Heated Landmark Hotel Battle, Kates, Tasha, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, 25 Aug. 2010, retrieved 26 Aug. 2010..
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Web. Minor: 'Travesty of justice' on Landmark ruling, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 21, 2011, retrieved January 24, 2011.
- ↑ Web. http://www2.dailyprogress.com/business/2011/dec/07/judge-prioritizes-minors-landmark-debts-ar-1527954/, Samantha Koon, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, December 7, 2011, retrieved December 8, 2011.
- ↑ Landmark Hotel developer given permission to take down black granite facade, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, October 22, 2008, retreived 26 Aug. 2009
- ↑ Shumener, Betty M., Henry H. Oh, and John D. Spurling. "Re: Minor Family Hotels, LLC vs Hotel Charlottesville." Letter to C. Connor Crook, Esquire, Boyle, Bain, Reback & Slayton. 28 June 2010. Charlottesville Tomorrow's Document Archive. Web. 2 July 2010. <http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/docs/ftp://email@example.com/httpdocs/docs/20100628-Landmark-Arbitration-Letter.pdf>