HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Seven years after it burned down, the positioning of the enduring Majestic Resort might quickly see new life. An Arkansas firm offered plans of an out of doors leisure venue to the Scorching Springs Board of Administrators.
The Majestic Resort caught hearth in 2014 and was demolished in 2016. Within the final 5 years, the property has sat stagnant.
“One thing must occur,” Scorching Springs Resident John Stobaugh mentioned.
Stobaugh mentioned each time he seems to be on the empty subject, he can solely assume one factor.
“There’s simply a lot untapped potential for this spot for this location,” Stobaugh mentioned.
That potential might quickly flip to progress as town is contemplating a proposal from R.A. Wilson Enterprises.
“An outside leisure expertise,” Proprietor Rick Wilson mentioned.
Wilson laid out his plans for the Majestic Leisure Pavillion the place about 6,000 folks can come watch their favourite artists, performs and different acts take the stage. It might be much like the one in Rogers and Little Rock.
“I used to be simply there Sunday seeing Jamie Johnson and Whiskey Meyers,” Stobaugh mentioned.
He mentioned it might be good to see those self same bands in his personal yard.
“Be capable to come proper down the highway and see some music like that,” Stobaugh mentioned.
Sitting simply off Central Avenue, it might even have a huge effect into downtown enterprise.
“You’re going to go by eating places and bars and little boutiques and it’s simply nice,” Stobaugh mentioned.
Whereas he hopes the proposal will get the golden ticket, he mentioned it doesn’t matter what it’s time for one thing new to take the Majestic’s place.
“We’re doing nice issues throughout Scorching Springs and this can be subsequent on the record,” Stobaugh mentioned.
A lot of the questions from the board centered round parking which is already a problem in downtown.
Wilson mentioned he’s spoken to all of the house owners of parking tons within the space in addition to plans to have shuttle busses and a partnership with Uber and Lyft. He additionally had a parking research carried out. The board will vote on the proposal July sixth.