BACKGROUND: Neighbors' letters of concern and other documents filed with town concerning 95-room hotel proposal
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A Dec. 15 concern letter from Susan Abrams and Protik Majumber
20 Berkshire Drive
"While we acknowledge the importance of using commercially-zoned lots to promote economic activity, we feel this is not the best use of a parcel that abuts a quiet residential neighborhood, and we are not convinced that a large corporate-owned budget motel will ultimately benefit the town. The project has a number of potential impacts on residential neighbors such as loss of visual privacy, light pollution, increased exposure to strangers and potential crime, overload of utiliteis and sewer, overload of internet, trash containment, noise from service vehicles, and human noise."
"We ask you to consider carefully whether this project makes sense for Williamstown . . . . "
Development plan review submittal:
Architect's schematic plan:
Site rendering (diagram):
Letter from neighbor Alexander Davis:
Letter from abutters Cathy M. Johnson and Thomas L. Gais
No market analysis for this hotel has been performed according to the development team at a
meeting with abutters on December 3.
Email from Jack Madden Dec. 13, to Andrew Groff with long CC list.
(concerning sewer backup) "Given that the proposed hotel is in a commercial zone, I assume such a use is allowed by right. I am not opposed to the hotel per se."
Email dated Dec. 14 from Norma Miller, 12 Orchard Lane
(concerning article and history about Howard Johnson's Motel:
A Dec. 12 letter of concern from Cary Campbell and Rachel Bukanc
Dec. 9, letter from Vincent P. Guntlow to the ZBA talks about Dec. 3 meeting with nearly 20 abutters.
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