JRA starts again to find developer for convention complex hotel
Published: November 22,2013
Tags: City of Hattiesburg, convention, developer, Harvey Johnson Jr. city government, hotel, Jackson Convention Complex, Jackson Redevelopment Authority, lodging, meeting, Robinson Callen, tourism, tourist, Willie Mott
JACKSON — The Jackson Redevelopment Authority will start anew in finding a developer to build a long-delayed hotel across from the Jackson Convention Complex.
JRA interim executive director Willie Mott tells The Clarion-Ledger the agency hopes to issue a formal request for proposals early next year after agency officials said a deal announced in June for Savannah, Ga.-based Robinson Callen development firm to build the facility was not completed.
Meanwhile, the company says it will be one of the bidders to win the project.
In June, then-Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. announced Robinson Callen would build a $60 million, 12-story, 305-room hotel to serve the convention center, which has functioned without an anchor hotel since opening in January 2009.
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