The City Council has agreed to hold a hearing March 12 to decide whether to call a June election on a revised development agreement for a proposed beach hotel.
Last December, city voters rejected a development agreement for a previous hotel plan on the same site--the onetime location of a Biltmore hotel--along The Strand between 13th and 15th streets.
Developers Greenwood-Langlois have redesigned the project with ocean view terraces and patio dining in order to give the hotel a more open, less bulky appearance.
The council action was taken at 11:20 p.m.--after most interested parties had left the council chambers--when developer Joseph Langlois asked that an earlier vote establishing a Planning Commission hearing March 19 be reconsidered. If the election is to be held June 11, Langlois said, the council must legally set that date by March 12.