Hilton to find home near D’Iberville’s Promenade

By MARY PEREZ – meperez@sunherald.com


A Hilton Home 2 Suites is coming to D’Iberville.

The hotel will be built behind the new Shoe Station, adjacent to The Promenade shopping complex.

The City Council on Tuesday voted to vacate a portion of Inglewood Drive, which is needed for the project. The developer is expected to come before the council with the plans at the next meeting, which was rescheduled to 3 p.m. Aug. 17.

The council also voted to pay $200,000 for land owned by Orey Krohn across the street from the new visitors’ center on Central Avenue.

City Manager Michael Janus said the property will be used as a staging area for the rebuilding of Central Avenue.

When the Town Green is complete in a few months, Janus said, the property can be used for overflow parking for large events.

“The long-term goal is to utilize it as the carrot in our downtown-development efforts,” he said.

With the CanCan casino project in progress and the developer’s French Marketplace mixed-use commercial development proposal moving through channels, Janus said city officials believe that area is beginning to take off.

“We want to make sure we maintain some property to be able to encourage other opportunities,” he said.

Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2010/08/04/2383437/hilton-to-find-home-near-dibervilles.html#ixzz0vkQ4081l

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