Major Midtown project moves forward

Major Midtown project moves forward

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Forrest County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing then adopted a resolution on the tax increment financing project for the construction of a new boutique hotel in midtown Hattiesburg.

Council approves TIF, sets meeting for Midtown project

Forrest County Board President David Hogan said this is the first significant project since the Midtown project was laid out.

The estimated $60 million site will include Hotel Indigo and spaces for retail and restaurants, all to be located on approximately 7 acres at the former Elam Arms dormitory site across Hardy Street from the Southern Miss campus.

"We are very excited about this Elam Arms project," Hogan said. "You're talking about a $60 million project with up to 600 new jobs."

There is also a three and a half acre parcel that adjoins the property for a residential development.

The plans also include 25,000 square feet of retail space and a parking tower required for the project.