NATCHEZ — Developers of the former Eola Hotel building are expected to appear before the Natchez Board of Aldermen on Tuesday.
Interim City Planner Riccardo Giani and the Natchez Planning Commission denied renovation plans for the first floor of the hotel last month.
The developers, including the building’s owner, Robert Lubin, hope to renovate the historic hotel into upscale senior living apartments.
Giani tells The Natchez Democrat the previously submitted plans for the first floor did not satisfy the requirements of the city code for the central business district in which the Eola is located.
Giani says the historic downtown district zone requires public access to all first floor businesses, and must be pedestrian friendly, and the submitted plans did not include enough public areas on the first floor.
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