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Public hearing on hotel zoning is March 6
By Leah Square
PLAN TO ATTEND
The Hyatt Place Hotel public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. March 6 at Ridgeland City Hall.
Hyatt Place Hotel representatives are seeking a special exception conditional use permit from the city of Ridgeland to continue building their six-story hotel at mixed-use development Renaissance at Colony Park.
But they'll have to go through members of Zoning Ordinances Need Enforcement first, say the group of Ridgeland residents opposed to the hotel.
ZONE members say Hyatt representatives did not undergo proper procedure for a special exception to allow the building to be built more than four stories tall, which is the maximum height allowance for a building in Ridgeland in a C-4 zone, according to the city's zoning ordinances.
'They didn't get the exception that they are required to get with a public hearing,' said ZONE member Janet Clark, 'and we're very upset about that. We're going to oppose the Hyatt Place Hotel.'
The public hearing on the special exception for the hotel will be held at 6 p.m. March 6 at Ridgeland City Hall.
Construction on the hotel is ongoing. It's among 75 acres of restaurants, retail sto"