Home » NEWS » Feds OK rehab for hotel in historic Art Deco building
The federal government has approved plans to turn the Art Deco themed Threefoot Building In Meridian, Miss., photographed Tuesday, May 9, 2017, into a hotel. The Meridian Star reported that the National Parks Service has approved plans to rehabilitate the 16-story Threefoot Building, which was completed in 1929 and is still Meridian's tallest building. The application had been held up over concerns about retrofitting and reusing entrance doors, architecturally appropriate lighting and window details. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Feds OK rehab for hotel in historic Art Deco building

The federal government has OK’d plans to turn an Art Deco landmark in central Mississippi into a hotel.

The Meridian Star reports that the National Parks Service has approved plans to rehabilitate the 16-story Threefoot Building, completed in 1929 and named for the family that once owned it. It is still Meridian’s tallest building.

The application had been held up over concerns about retrofitting and reusing entrance doors, architecturally appropriate lighting and window details.

Ascent Hospitality Management LLC plans to make the former office building into a Courtyard by Marriott hotel. It will have at least 120 rooms, a restaurant and a coffee shop.

The application estimates the rehabilitation will cost $18.3 million. Ascent has applied for federal and state preservation tax credits on nearly half of the cost.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Associated Press

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*