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Douglas County, GA- The Douglas County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted 5-0 at its legislative meeting January 4 to approve an agreement that will allow a hotel and conference center at Foxhall be built in south Douglas County.
“The new proposed agreement provides a much stronger benefit package for not only District 4 citizens but all of Douglas County as a whole,” District 4 Commissioner Ann Jones Guider said. “All local sales tax will be paid to the county and schools as opposed to the old 2016 agreement where the sales tax went to Foxhall to cover bonded indebtedness. Overall, the details in this year’s agreement provide a stronger financial package which outweighs the old agreement and all of Douglas County should be proud of what the Board of Commissioners accomplished.”
The project is expected to generate $49 million in fiscal impact over 15 years, $32 million for the county and $17 million for the school system, tourism development refunds of the county and from certain pilot payments paid by the developer.
“I believe this new deal will bring a significant economic boost to Douglas County that will leave citizens proud of our special community,” Douglas County Commission Chair, Dr. Romona Jackson Jones said. “The Douglas County Development Authority agreement will provide a 15-year tax abatement to Foxhall Development and redirect hotel/motel taxes generated by the Westin Hotel and conference center project to cover debt and marketing costs.” Chairwoman Jones added, “Douglas County’s economic development is expected to continue to flourish and benefit our region.
The project now covers 50 acres at the resort and includes a 250-room Westin Hotel, 200 unbranded rooms in villas, a 50,000-square-feet conference center, a 20,000-square-feet clubhouse, two restaurants, two bars, a market and light retail.
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