New Buzzards Bay Hotel Gets Waiver From Dimension Regulations

  • By MICHAEL J. RAUSCH, BOURNE ENTERPRISE
Hampton Inn planned for Buzzards Bay

Hampton Inn designed for Buzzards Bay Canal-side location

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 special permit.

 Additionally, the town’s zoning requires hotels to have 1,500 square feet of land per room. For 100 rooms that would total 150,000. The Hampton Inn, however, would cover just 117,000 square feet, or 2.7 acres. The board’s approval granted developers relief from dimensional requirements.