Plan for downtown Jackson hotel delayed again but not derailed

Dreams of a convention center and hotel in downtown Jackson began in the ’90s.

Although plans called for a hotel to be connected to the center by its opening in 2009, it remains years away from reality.

Cecil Brown was on a task force of business leaders and city staffers appointed by then-mayor Kane Ditto to explore a convention center concept.

During that process, the need for a hotel emerged, he recalled.

Clarion Ledger
12/17/11