By Scott Unger • Of the News-Register • 

Hotel project at a crossroad

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I don't think we need another boutique hotel on Third St. taking advantage of our tourism industry. This is really frustrating for homeowners who are prevented from doing the same. Why allow an out of town corporation build an expensive 90 room hotel, while at the same time not allowing permits for new vacation rentals? We work, live and contribute to this wonderful community. Many of us were drawn here for the very same reason tourists are. We should be able to support local business and help grow our local economy before another out of town corporation takes all of that income elsewhere.


How often do we read and hear how "quaint" downtown 3rd S
treet is, from local residents and tourists alike. This behemoth would be a blight on the 3rd Street landscape and forever change our beautiful downtown.


Who will own the new hotel? That fact hasn't been mentioned in the stories about the development.


This is a REALLY BAD idea! It will impact the other local venues and Third Street in so many ways.


I don't understand what the signifier of Historic Building even means if it prevents an elevator for disabled access in the 1893 Shop yet allows for this wholesale demolition. Either it matters or it doesn't, we can't have it both ways.