The Winona Port Authority will hold a public hearing Thursday on a request from the Rivers Hotel Group which plans to construct a new Fairfield by Marriott hotel at 956 Mankato Avenue...the former site of the Quality Inn hotel which was taken down.
The Authority is being asked to expand the Riverbend Development District to include some marginal land for the project. This would permit the construction of the proposed hotel and retail complex.
The requested action comes after the Winona Planning Commission Monday determined the construction plan fits in with the city's updated new Winona comprehensive plan.
The commission also determined that a proposal to create a tax increment financing district for the new hotel also fits in with the comprehensive plan.