By CRAIG FREILICH
POTSDAM – The Market Street Hampton Inn proposal cleared another hurdle Thursday night with approval of the site plan by the Potsdam Planning Board.
The village Zoning Board will have to decide if a facade planned for the building, which reaches as high as 45 feet, is too high or not.
In the county planning board’s review of the project, there were some objections, including the possibility of headlights from cars in the inn’s parking lot flashing into a house on Sisson Street, the plan now would include a fence or a berm to mitigate the problem.
Amy DeFranco of engineering firm Clough Harbour and Associates was at the meeting to represent Visions.
The project, from hotel developer Andy Patel of Visions Hotels of Corning, is a multi-story, 95 room Hampton Inn with construction costs estimated at $6 to $7 million.
It would go on the roughly 3½ acres that Scoopuccino’s, at 167 Market St., and Ton’s Sports Bar, to the rear at 169 Market St., now occupy.