Plans for resort-style hotel at Goose Pond Colony still in the works

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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) -- After some delays in planning, the city of Scottsboro is moving ahead in the process to build a resort style hotel at Goose Pond Colony Resort.

The city had hoped to break ground on a resort style hotel this year,  but funding issues with the developer caused a delay. Now the city is meeting with other developers to keep the project moving forward. "We had a feasibility study completed back in the summer, and since that time we've given the feasibility study to about half a dozen developers across the southeast, and we actually met with one last week," Mayor Melton Potter says.

Potter says the study outlines various aspects of the proposed hotel, including the number of rooms and average daily room rates. That is information developers could use to make a decision.

The city is looking at developers in the state and surrounding states. "We're still plugging away, working hard to get the hotel developed down there," Potter says.

There's not set time frame for this project yet. City officials want to keep moving as quickly as possible, because they feel this is going to be a good asset for the city. "This will enhance what we have going at Goose Pond right now," Potter says, "With the marina, the golf courses, the campgrounds, the walking trails, the cabins, the civic center, it will only enhance what's already there."

The original plans were for a three-story resort style hotel overlooking Lake Guntersville, with more than 100 rooms. The plans for this hotel have been in the works for a long time.