Hotel proposed for Fort neighborhood in Gloucester
Locals worried about losing family flavor of neighborhood
Billionaire Jim Davis has proposed building a new luxury hotel in a shuttered factory in Gloucester’s Fort neighborhood. The planned 100-room hotel would be built on two-acres, and would employ 100 people. While city officials say the new tax revenue would help stabilize rising property taxes, neighborhood residents and business owners say a hotel could be the first step toward gentrifying the Fort.