Harrison County

New hotel, sports complex coming to D’Iberville

Artist’s rendering of a new Hampton Inn and Suites planned for D’Iberville
Artist’s rendering of a new Hampton Inn and Suites planned for D’Iberville meperez@sunherald.com

A new Hampton Inn and Suites, a splash pad at Rudy Moran Park and new ballfields are on the way to D’Iberville.

The mayor and council gave unanimous approval Tuesday to plans for a Hampton Inn and Suites next to Home 2 Suites hotel and adjacent to The Promenade shopping center.

The 85-room hotel meets all the zoning and setback requirements, said Cindy Feranda, the city’s planning and zoning director. Developers hope to start construction in the spring.

The council approved advertising for bids at the new D’Iberville Sports Complex at Lamey Bridge Road and Mississippi 15. Hank Rogers, community development director, said the bids will come with a variety of options and city officials can choose what work the city can afford to do in the first phase.

City Manager Clay Jones reported D’Iberville and Harrison County will team up to build a splash pad inside the walking track at Rudy Moran Park off Lamey Bridge Road.

Jones said he and others from the city were planning to go to Denham Springs, La., on Wednesday to deliver supplies collected for flood victims; cook for those working to help the victims; and see what help is most needed.

“We have a trailer set up at the fire station,” Jones said.

Donations can be dropped off at the station on Lamey Bridge Road between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

“There’s not a lot of flood insurance over there,” Jones said.

The items most needed are diapers and formula for babies and bleach and mops for cleanup.

D’Iberville Police Chief Wayne Payne plans to to take a group of law enforcement officers to help in Louisiana, Jones said.