The Woodstock Way proposal to add a bar/café area to its already-approved hotel complex rising alongside Tannery Brook in the center of town inched closer to the Land of Lawsuits after a contentious yet affirmative Zoning Board of Appeals.
In over an hour of public comments, neighbors of Woodstock Way and Mudd Club Bagel and Coffee Shop, and a host of community members, spoke about trends that have seen more and more commercial projects coming back to the ZBA and town planners, or the town’s building department, after major changes have already been made, asking that they be legalized. Many said it was harming Woodstock’s character. It was time, said one man to loud applause, that a line be drawn.
Woodstock Way, the 24-unit “eco cabin motel” that its owners hope will replace a half dozen Airbnb cabins beside Tannery Brook behind the Center for Photography, was subject to several design compromises and other changes set forth by the Woodstock planning board last week. A public hearing will be held next month.