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Huge economic development project announced for Milton, including 100-room hotel

Milton city officials announced a public-private partnership for an economic-community development plan that calls for turning the historic Morris Memorial Hospital into a 100-room hotel with extended stay suites and developing multiple community facilities. (WCHS/WVAH)

Milton city officials announced a public-private partnership for an economic-community development plan that calls for turning the historic Morris Memorial Hospital into a 100-room hotel with extended stay suites and developing multiple community facilities.

The city said in a news release that preliminary plans also include putting multiple community-oriented facilities, including indoor/outdoor pool facilities, a wedding chapel, a gym/workout facility, a restaurant, athletic fields and an activity complex, on 189 acres of undeveloped land.

The city said the partnership with Jeff and Patricia Hoops and the Hoops family was approved unanimously recently by Milton City Council.

Other plans for the property include a Par 3 nine-hole golf course, stables/horse trails, townhomes, activity trails, an amphitheater, a medical clinic and a physical rehab center.

City officials said the public will have access to all facilities.

The former Morris Memorial Hospital, built in 1936, served as a polio hospital and then a nursing home until 2009. It has been vacant since then and has been vandalized and deteriorating.

Construction on the project is set to begin later this month.

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