Proposed Rainey Lodge Hotel Project – Public Hearing will Resume on May 14th. @ 6:00 P.M.

All – A lengthy public hearing on the subject 40 room hotel in downtown Blowing Rock was suspended after 11:00 P.M. last night by the town council. Last night’s lengthy hearing primarily involved testimony by the developer and his professionals and by the Town Planning director presenting the proposed project. Part of the council meeting involved a separate but related hearing to qualify Boone attorney Four Eggers to represent several home owners in the neighborhood where the project would be built on a less than an acre property back of The Speckled Trout restaurant. It appeared from facts emerging from the hearing that the proposed project does not meet all requirements of town codes as had been previously claimed. When the hearing resumes citizens and professionals representing neighbors of the proposed project will give presentations. Council will then vote to deny, approve or approve with conditions the requested permit. We urge all citizens to attend this important meeting at Town Hall.

George Wilcox
Blowing Rock Civic Association

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