Guests could start sleeping Under-the-Hill - - Jackson, MS

Guests could start sleeping Under-the-Hill

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - City planners are discussing plans to allow Natchez Under-the-Hill to open its doors for overnight guests.

The Natchez Planning Commission will meet Nov. 23 to hear from the public on a proposal to rezone the historic district under the Mississippi River to allow for guest houses.

City Planner Bob Nix tells The Natchez Democrat that there are issues of traffic and party noise that need to be addressed.

During the flatboat era, Natchez Under-the-Hill ranked among the rowdiest landings on the Mississippi River. The area was filled with saloons, gambling dens and houses of ill repute.

The area is now home to some restaurants and a casino.

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