Small brewery, tasting room proposed in Potsdam; Hampton Inn also on agenda for village Planning Board meeting
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 11:54 am

POTSDAM – A small brewery, housing developer Affinity, and a downtown Hampton Inn project are all on tonight’s agenda of the village Planning Board, at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center Board Room.

The Good Medicine Brewing Company at 43 Maple St., formerly Angelo's Seafood Restaurant, is presenting a site plan review for their proposed business, which will include a small brewing operation, a tasting room, and a shipping area. The review and approval, of a parcel where a business has operated before, is expected to be routine.

Amy Franco, an engineer at Syracuse-based firm Clough Harbour and Associates, will present Vision Hotels plan for a $6 to $7 million, 95-room Hampton Inn, for lots on Market Street now occupied by Scoopuccino’s and Ton’s Sports Bar.

Franco’s presentation will be the first to village officials on the proposal, and is a preliminary step in the planning process.

Chason Affinity Partners of Buffalo, developers of Affinity Potsdam Cottages at 206-208 Main Street, will be asking the board to approve their request for a subdivision of 18.36 acres for the cottages, which are under construction now.

The subdivision will separate the project from the much larger purchase Affinity made from Adon Farms, and will allow Affinity to sell off the remaining land.