Tuesday Evening, ZBA Considers Downtown Hotel Height Variance

Tuesday Evening, ZBA Considers

Downtown Hotel Height Variance

Architect Teresa Drerup discusses an artist's rendering of the proposed hotel at an earlier meeting.  (allotsego.com photo)
Architect Teresa Drerup discusses an artist’s rendering of the proposed hotel at an earlier meeting. (allotsego.com photo)

COOPERSTOWN – The height variance required by developers of a four-story downtown hotel is on the agenda at Tuesday’s village Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, which begins at 5 p.m. at 22 Main.

The developers, BTP Cooperstown, are seeking relief from a 42-foot height requirement, in effect since 1962, for buildings in the Business District.

One of the partners, Tom Lagan, said the developers can meet the parking requirement by leasing spaces off-site, but the height variance might be a deal killer.

If the ZBA approves the variance, then BTP must revise its site plan, which would again go before the Planning Commission, which meets Tuesday the 9.  The Village Board has scheduled a hearing for the evening of Monday, June 29, on a “special permit” the project requires.