Amber Isle plans resurrected

Retooled plans for the Amber Isle resort project, which has lingered unbuilt for more than five years, have been filed and city officials say they expect the developers to ask for, but likely not receive, tax breaks to get the project built.

First proposed in late 2003 as a 12-story, 110-room Holiday Inn and a pair of low-rise buildings with retail space and 96 condominiums, the Amber Isle project sits on the north side of Ala. 182 at the westernmost edge of town. The project borders the Gulf State Park and is currently proposed as a pair of hotel buildings — White Sands and Amber Isle — encompassing 383 hotel rooms and meeting space.

 

Amber Isle plans resurrected