New hotel planned for Mooresville

A 49-room Affordable Suites of America hotel is planned on 1.5 acres off Interstate 77, Exit 36, in Mooresville.

The Mooresville Planning Board unanimously recommended Thursday night that the Mooresville Board of Commissioners approve a rezoning for the hotel at the board’s July 6 meeting.

The two-story hotel would be at Straightaway and Executive Center drives, just north of the exit and behind a Days Inn.

Affordable Suites of America operates 19 hotels from Augusta, Ga., north to Fredericksburg, Va., including hotels in Gastonia, Hickory and Salisbury. The two-story hotels feature interior courtyards.

Developer Tony Free said he hopes to begin building the Mooresville hotel in August or September and open it six to eight months later.

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