Five-story boutique hotel headed to public hearing
Rockland — Neighbors and members of the public will once again have an opportunity to sound off on plans for a five-story hotel at 250 Main St. Tuesday, May 20, at 5:15 p.m. at City Hall.
The Planning Board has found the application for the 26-room hotel complete. The project has been proposed by Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, though the application for site plan review is filed under the name ADZ Properties.
The hotel would occupy the corner of Main and Pleasant streets, where the Hollydachs building was torn down in September 2010.
The project is estimated to cost $2.9 million, according to paperwork on file at the Rockland Code Office, and is expected to be completed by June 2015.
Parking for the hotel will be located on the adjacent block, between Park and Pleasant streets, through a lease being finalized with Maine State Department of Transportation, according to documents at city hall. "The 30-space parking lot can be accessed from Union Street through the Midcoast Mental Health Center. A second access route would be provided through 70 Park St., near Eastern Tire."
A previous plan for parking off Brick Street near the railroad tracks drew opposition from neighbors in February and would have required a zone change.
The building plan has been changed to a hotel. It was originally approved in 2010 as a five-story mixed use building for retail, offices and condominiums. After doing some work on the foundation of the building, Lyman-Morse did not complete the project and the previous building permit expired.
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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.
Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast for 15 years.
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