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  • Published
    December 2, 2020

    Zoning Board splits on Hoboken parking question

    The Zoning Board of Appeals talked about parking requirements for more than four hours Tuesday night, Dec. 1 as it continued to consider the appeal of a group of residents opposing the Smith family's plans to build a 26-room hotel at 20 Central St. A group of 13 residents have filed an appeal of the Planning Board's approval of the project arguing it will destroy a view of the harbor and that it fails to meet the ...

  • Published
    November 18, 2020

    Planning Board bias raised, then dropped at zoning board meeting on hotel appeal

    An attorney for the residents fighting against the construction of a 26-room hotel in Rockport's village first set out to provide evidence that Planning Board leaders were biased in favor of the project when they approved it, and then agreed to withdraw the bias claim on the condition that the Planning Board vice chairman not be allowed to speak during a five-hour Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Tuesday, Nov. ...

  • Published
    November 13, 2020

    A closer look at the Rockport hotel project

    In the summer of 2022 or 2023, a wedding reception may be held on the top floor of a new hotel in downtown Rockport, giving the revelers an unparalleled view of the scenic harbor. Downstairs in the bar and lounge area, a visiting musician may take a turn at the baby grand piano, entertaining other guests. In each room, guests will find gas fireplaces and luxury baths. Those who are hungry may decide to walk next ...

  • Published
    October 20, 2020

    Work begins on hotel site

    Even as heavy equipment and construction crews could be seen working at the site of the planned downtown hotel, the future of the project is uncertain. The planning board has approved a 26-room hotel proposed for the vacant lot at 20 Central Street by developer Stuart Smith and family. However, an appeal of that approval has been filed by the Friends of RockP.O.R.T. group, which opposed the project. No matter how ...

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