MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A year has passed since Gov. Bob Riley
signed legislation to allow a convention hotel and conference center to be built at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores. But no construction has started.
State Conservation Commissioner Barnett Lawley, who oversees
Alabama's state parks, says the project has been stalled by the economy and by a lawsuit filed by the owners of a convention hotel
in Orange Beach.
The Legislature passed a law last year to allow the hotel and convention center to be built where the park's motel stood until it
was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.
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