Downtown Hotel Celebrates Groundbreaking On Wednesday, June 27, Hampton Inn owners and Town leaders gathered to mark the construction of a 100-room hotel in Downtown Bourne, the Village of Buzzards Bay. Planning for the hotel began more than four years ago — see below for the critical steps in bringing the hotel to Town. Hampton Inn To Celebrate Groundbreaking For New B. Bay Hotel By MICHAEL J. RAUSCH June 1, 2018 from the Bourne Enterprise Ground has been broken on construction of the new Hampton Inn on Perry Avenue in Buzzards Bay, and the new hotel’s owners have announced that a formal groundbreaking ceremony will be held later this month. The 100-room hotel will be owned and operated by Darling Hotels LLC. Company president David Darling said that construction of the hotel will be done by Hutter Construction out of New Hampshire. The structure is expected to be completed in June 2019, Mr. Darling said. “Breaking ground at this site solidifies our partnership with hospitality leader Hampton by Hilton and the Buzzards Bay community,” Mr. Darling said. The hotel is the first piece of a multi-use project covering 11.6 acres off Perry Avenue that has been touted as also including condominiums, retail space and a restaurant. The Hampton Inn will fit on one of four lots the acreage has been divided into. The project required variances from the Bourne Planning Board before construction could commence. The town’s zoning regulations for the Growth Incentive Zone require hotels in the downtown business district to have 1,500 square feet of land per room. For a hotel with 100 rooms that comes to 150,000 square feet. The Hampton Inn, however, covers just 117,000 square feet, or 2.7 acres, so the developers requested relief from the town’s dimensional requirements. The planning board also issued a variance for the height of the hotel. The town’s zoning regulations allow for a maximum of four stories, but five stories can be granted with a special permit. Board members approved the additional height. No date has been set for the formal groundbreaking ceremony. New Buzzards Bay Hotel Gets Waiver From Dimension Regulations By MICHAEL J. RAUSCH, BOURNE ENTERPRISE  Plans to bring a new Hampton Inn to Buzzards Bay have taken another step forward. The Bourne Planning Board approved a site plan review/special permit for the new hotel during its meeting Thursday evening, March 23. The hotel is the first piece of a multi-use project covering 11.6 acres that has been touted as also including condominiums, retail space and a restaurant. Developers are planning a 100-room hotel that would be five stories tall. The town’s zoning regulations allow for four stories but five stories can be granted with a...