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June 4, 2013

Microtel Inn planned in Malone

MALONE — A plan to build a Microtel Inn and Suites on Finney Boulevard goes before the village Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday.

Chris LaBarge of Branch Commercial Development, which owns the Holiday Inn Express and Suites on Route 11, is expected to make the presentation at 6 p.m. in the Village Board meeting room at 16 Elm St.



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The plan, developed by CAL Equities LLC, calls for a three-story, 63-room hotel to be built at 19 Finney Boulevard behind Rite-Aid Pharmacies.

The Finney Boulevard property was once the site of a synagogue and was considered a few years ago as a potential location for a new State Police barracks before the state instead built on Route 11 across from the Aldi’s Plaza.

RESIDENTIAL USE

The Zoning Board of Appeals was handed the decision after the Village Code Enforcement Office denied LaBarge a permit because the parcel where the hotel would be located is zoned for residential use, not commercial construction.

The property abuts St. Marks Avenue to the west. Residents were notified of the proposed project since they will be the most impacted by the hotel if it’s approved, said Zoning Board Chairman Darrel Deragon.

He said there may be concerns raised by neighbors worried about privacy since the hotel would overlook their homes and back yards.

Deragon said LaBarge addresses that issue in the packet of paperwork that the board received, saying the hotel would be built in such a way that the windows would not face the neighboring properties.

A State Department of Transportation right-of-way is needed to enter and exit the property since that section of Finney Boulevard is also State Route 37.

The Village Board would have to approve access to water and sewer services for the facility, Deragon said.

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