Meeting tonight regarding new South Jax hotel

By Gary Scott on October 8, 2015 at 1:13pm

A public hearing will be conducted tonight on site plans for a new hotel in South Jacksonville.

The village Plans Commission will hold the hearing at 7 p.m. regarding the plans for a new Sleep Inn and Suites.

Commission chairperson Larry Moore says the board will review site plans for the hotel to be built adjacent to the Comfort Inn. Moore says hotel developers began talks with the village’s code enforcement officer about site plans earlier this year.

“We’re gonna call it a preliminary plan, but it’s already been fine-tuned a bit via conversation with the code enforcement officer and the company, and everything seems to be going good so far,” says Moore. “[Tonight, we’ll be] reviewing drainage issues, reviewing the layout and all of that, and eventually then if we get this thing approved, we will recommend approval for that to the trustees.”

Moore says this would bring the number of hotels in the village up to four.

“We definitely hope that this leads into the acquisition of some food establishments, and there is a need for more hotel rooms thanks to ongoing events here in Jacksonville,” he says.

The hotel would include 65 rooms.