Hotel developers push for timely environmental review

October 7, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Officials behind a planned hotel and garage development in Vermont’s capital say they are pushing for a speedy environmental review before they sign a contract with Hilton Hotels.

The Times Argus reports the Hampton Inn and Suites project in Montpelier would be considered under various criteria including how the project affects air pollution, the water supply and traffic.

Project architect Greg Rabideau says he is finalizing the application for the review before submitting it for approval.

The Bashara family already has a city permit to build the $15 million, five-story hotel. The city agreed to partner on the project and build a $10.5 million garage.

Rabideau says he believes the Basharas have enough time to close the deal with Hilton Hotels by November.

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