Proposed Goose Pond Colony resort-style hotel delayed as city works with developers

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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) -- The city of Scottsboro had hoped to break ground on a resort-style hotel by this time, but that process is delayed.

The city had been working with a developer to put a resort-style hotel in Goose Pond Colony Resort. City leaders wanted to break ground by now, but they say the developer they were working with had some funding issues.

Mayor Melton Potter says the city set a time frame to get those resolved. "That time frame passed so we're now working with other developers to try to locate a hotel at Goose Pond," Mayor Potter says.

Mayor Potter says they're looking at other options, but nothing is concrete just yet. They hope to stay with as much of the original plans as possible. "The original plans were for a three-story resort, 125 rooms on the water there overlooking Lake Guntersville," Mayor Potter says.

The plans have been in the works for quite some time and city leaders say this is going to have the possibility to bring visitors in to the area. Mayor Potter says Goose Pond already has a lot to offer vacationers. "The hotel would only add to the golf, the fishing, the cabins, the marina," he said.

Officials say the process is ongoing as they work with other developers, so there isn't word yet on a new time frame.  We're told if the funding issues are resolved, work could continue with the initial developer.