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Hotel is located on Route 1

KITTERY, Maine – A 62-room Holiday Inn Express will be built on Route 1 after final approval by the city’s Planning Board.

The three-storey hotel was given the green light by the council on Thursday evening, nine months after it was proposed.

The hotel will replace a former motel at 90 Route 1 that has since been demolished.

A three-story, 62-room Holiday Inn Express hotel at 90 U.S. Route 1 in Kittery, Maine, has been approved by the city's Planning Board.

A three-story, 62-room Holiday Inn Express hotel at 90 U.S. Route 1 in Kittery, Maine, has been approved by the city’s Planning Board.

“The parcel was previously the site of the now-demolished Little Guest House Motel and currently contains a parking lot with driveways providing access to the Route 1 Bypass, as well as existing woodlands in the eastern portion of the parcel,” according to the project documentation. “The parcel is adjacent to several commercial properties across Route 1. From the site, Old Post Road leads to Legion Pond to the south and commercial businesses along the Kittery Traffic Circle to the north.

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The owner and applicant of the project is 90 US Route 1 LLC, which is represented in the Planning Board proceedings by Geoffrey Aleva, president of Civil Consultants in South Berwick. The limited liability company’s registered agent is York attorney David Ballou, state business records show.

“Access (to the site) would be provided via a new single ramp along the Route 1 Bypass,” the proposal said. “The plan would add a sidewalk along the entire Old Post Road frontage and preserve existing tree lines between adjacent properties to the greatest extent possible.”

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Aleva described minimal changes to the plan since it was proposed in August 2023. On Thursday, he noted that discussions with residential neighbors have led to a commitment to install sturdy fence lines on the eastern and southern portions of the property, and that some drain lines have been relocated. around the property.

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“The plan has not changed except that we added fencing along those two property lines based on discussions with the board and concerns about the butter,” Aleva said Thursday.

According to the project proposal, 66 parking spaces will be provided on the site.

The five current members of the Kittery Planning Board unanimously approved the application Thursday after a brief discussion. Planning Board Chairman Dutch Dunkelberger and board member Russell White were both absent.

Holiday Inn Express, owned by InterContinental Hotels Group, reports that it operates more than 2,900 locations worldwide.

This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Holiday Inn Express approved in Kittery, Maine, on Route 1

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