HAZLETON -- The state is giving $2.5 million to redevelop an old hotel in Hazleton that was recently surrounded by controversy.
The state money will go to fix the old Altamont Hotel into retail space and apartments for senior citizens.
The building was most recently a minimum security prison known as Minsec. It closed in 2012.
The overall project to rehab the building has a price tag of $10 million.