Harrison County

Biloxi Planning tables proposal for hotel next to Visitors Center (updated 4:10 p.m.)

The Biloxi Planning Commission voted unanimously this afternoon to table a request for a zoning variance to put a hotel at the corner of U.S. 90 and Benachi until after the developer goes before the city's Architectural and Historical Review Committee.

The commission heard from a representative for Fairfield Inn, who presented a plan to build a $12 million Fairfield Inn just east of the new Biloxi Visitors Center on U.S. 90.

The four-story, 84-room hotel would be located at U.S. 90 and Benachi, Architect Gerald Hopkins told the Planning Commission.

He also said only one bad tree would have to be cut down.

Read more about this story in Friday's Sun Herald.