The Waxahachie City Council unanimously approved the site plan for a Marriott Fairfield Inn at Tuesday night’s regular city council meeting.
The hotel will be located at 2020 Civic Center Lane.
“Being able to have a hotel like Marriott Fairfield come into our community is really an asset to that community. The location that it is proposed to be in will help develop the property around the civic center,” said Doug Barnes, Waxahachie’s Economic Development Director. “At this point, the process is still in its infancy. With the council approving the site plan tonight, that approved credence to move forward. There is still a lot of due diligence to be done. But we are on the right track to get that moving forward.”
The new hotel will be an asset to the new Baylor Scott and White Medical Center across the highway as well and will bring people as well as other businesses into the area, Barnes said.
The hotel will be four stories and will be total of 63,241-square feet, featuring 78 rooms, a pool, a conference room and a banquet room.
According to the Marriott website, the Fairfield Inn will be one of more than 700 locations.
“We are not having to incentivize the hotel. I think that other people outside of our community seeing our growth, seeing what is realistic and are making an investment in the community,” said the city’s planning director Clyde Melick. “They are coming to us now. I think that makes a tremendous difference.”
The city should have construction plans for the Fairfield Inn within the next month, Melick said.