Monday, November 23, 2020

A Change of Plan

The hotel to be created at 620 Union Street was back before the Historic Preservation Commission on Friday for conceptual approval of a change in design, as a prelude to seeking approval for a site plan amendment from the Planning Board. 

The new addition along the west side of the property was originally to have a full basement for storage, but the requirements of excavation were driving up the cost of the project, so it was decided there would be only a partial basement, and a storage and housekeeping area would be added on each floor. This necessitates extending the west wing of the building 19.5 feet farther toward Union Street and adds another guest room on each floor.

The change primarily impacts the landscape design. The spa area of the garden has been reconfigured, and the size of the little private garden room at the southwest corner of the property has significantly reduced in size.

Original landscape plan

Revised landscape plan

The presentation to the HPC included renderings that compared what was originally proposed with what is now being proposed from two different vantage points.



The project is expected to return to the Planning Board at its next meeting, which takes place on Tuesday, December 8, at 6:00 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. I knew that garden would be shrunk one way or another. Lets see if they keep the trees.