The big question is not whether this development is warranted but whether the Village Waste Water Plant can handle the 70+ units the design calls for. In addition, other environmental and aesthetic concerns that need to be looked into with greater scrutiny inlcude;
1. Run-off from parking lot and how it will be pretreated to filter the petrochemicals?
2. Light pollution and use of appropriate fixtures to mitigate the spread of the light?
3. Will the Holiday Express look like a something you would not mind having in your front yard?
4. If in trying to expedite new development we ignore our own Saugerties Comprehensive Plan?
Planning Board Minutes for October 21, 2008 that include the construction proposal for the Saugerties Holiday Inn Express hotel.