Hotel and entertainment district plans for Birmingham delayed

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Plans for a proposed Westin Hotel and entertainment district in downtown Birmingham have been delayed after Mayor William Bell withdrew his proposal asking the city to extend taxes and fees to pay for the project. Mayor Bell says this does not mean the project is dead, just delayed.
It deals with Monday's meeting where questions about oversight of the project came into play. The current proposal has the mayor and one person from the BJCC in control over who would get work related to the project.  
Mayor Bell says he did not know about the agreement. He says he wants others to be involved in the process.

"I want the council to get in and ask whatever questions of the board they want, whatever period of time they think they need to come up with answers, we'll let them have that time," said Bell.

Mayor Bell says once the lawyers come to a consensus on the agreement, it will go before the full council and BJCC board and they can vote on it.

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