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Proposed Elvis resort gets preliminary approval.
A proposal to build a $500 million Elvis Presley theme resort in North Mississippi has cleared its first legal hurdle.
Georgia developer J.D. Stacy is proposing construction of a complex, which would include a hotel, golf courses, condominiums, retail shops and theaters on a site where Presley once owned a ranch and where he spent his honeymoon.
The DeSoto County Planning Commission on Feb. 28 approved rezoning an 808-acre parcel of land at Goodman Road and Mississippi 301 in Hernando, Miss., to allow the development.
Commission member Mike Robison said the project hasn't received final approval.
Deputy County Planning Commission Director Michael Garriga said questions about such issues as traffic congestion and drainage would have to be answered before the county could sign off on such a major development.
Questions also have been raised about the use of the Elvis Presley name for the resort.
Stacy said his company has checked with law firms and they feel there is no legal problems in using the entertainer's name.
Officials with Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis, Tenn., said they were unaware of the project but would take legal steps to prevent the use of the Elvis' name without their permission.
source: northwest indiana times