Cazenovia will have a four-story, 82-room hotel and conference center located in the Village Edge South area on Route 20 across from the Town and Country plaza — the result of last week’s unanimous approval by the Village Planning Board of the subdivision, site plan, architecture and special permit application of Cazenovia Hospitality LLC.
“I am very excited about the approval; we have been working on the plan for several years,” said Dan Kuper, owner of The Lincklaen House and president of Cazenovia Hospitality LLC. “The village was very receptive to the plan, and with the help of the planning board, Historic Preservation/Architectural Advisory Review Committee, Cazenovia Preservation Foundation, Cazenovia Advisory Conservation Commission, Economic Health and Heritage Committee, the village tree commission and J.S. Hagan and the rest of our team, we were able to come up with a design for the property. The next step is to secure financing, go through final stages with our franchise application and then take bids for the construction of the project.”
Kuper said he hopes to break ground in the fall and open in late spring 2015.
Kuper’s proposal — which he has been working on for five years and which has been winding its way through the village approval process for nearly six months — is to build a national chain hotel that will have 82 rooms and a conference facility for 300 people. The conference facility will be one floor and the hotel will be four floors. There will be no restaurant in the hotel. The number of parking spots has yet to be determined.
Kuper has said that his proposal was created to help improve the lack of sufficiently-sized hotel and conference facilities in Madison County.
“I do not feel this will affect the inns in town but it will keep the people from staying in Carrier Circle and near the casino that have business in the area,” Kuper previously said. “There are different travelers — ones that like historic inns, of which Cazenovia has three of the best around — and the people that like to stay in chain hotels with elevators and swimming pools.”