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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Marriott looks to PILOT their way into New Hartford…

Tyksinski, who frequently advocates for expansion of the commercial/retail areas of town, suddenly takes exception when a PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) is requested for the Townplace Suites by Marriot that is proposed to be built off Middlesettlement Road in New Hartford. I blogged about the plans to build the hotel in my blog, Townplace Suites by Marriott coming to New Hartford?

According to Tyksinski, these kind of projects are generally only allowed for business parks.

At the November 19, 2014 town board meeting, Tyksinski asked for a town board resolution to allow him to send a letter of opposition to the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency (OCIDA).

According page 2 of the October 17, 2014 OCIDA meeting minutes, the developer, New Hartford Lodging Group, LLC., is also asking for mortgage tax and sales tax exemptions:
A request to consider an initial authorizing resolution relating to New Hartford Lodging Group LLC. The Applicant is requesting financial assistance in the form of mortgage tax exemptions and sales tax exemptions for a four-story, 98-room Townplace Suites Marriott Hotel on Middle Settlement Road in New Hartford.
The minutes further say:
D. Grow stated that this request is different than what the Agency has done in the past, and suggested inducing the initial resolution and hold a public hearing to see what the competition has to say.
A Public Hearing has been scheduled for December 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Butler Hall. If you wish to voice your opinion, plan to attend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Makes you wonder what Larry Adler has on Pat. I don't recall him asking the competition for their opinion when he cut a deal for the Hampton Inn...