KINGWOOD — Preston County commissioners have agreed to work with a local businessman in negotiations with the State Division of Highways (DOH) to access his land, so he can develop it.

Robbie Peddicord has been working for three years to get a permit to create an entrance for businesses into his land across from the Kingwood Walmart. He plans to build a 30-room hotel and a restaurant with bar, a $2.5 million investment.

“I put so much energy into the permit I could have had this built,” Peddicord told The Dominion Post March 12.