Mayor Frank Melton first went after the Jackson Apartments. Now he’s after the King Edward Hotel.
Jackson’s mayor on Friday gave his staff 30 days to submit a plan to renovate the King Edward Hotel or he says he will push to have it demolished.
The city acquired the empty and rundown landmark last year and helped arrange a deal to start work on the 82-year-old building. The holdup now is on his administration’s part, mainly because the city needs a $1.6 million grant to clean up environmental problems in and around the building and to assess its structural stability.