A Connecticut hotel company wants to build two hotels in Stonington, Connecticut, a New England seaside village.
J&H Hospitality of Mystic in November submitted a proposal to the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission seeking a zoning change that would create a Neighborhood Development District, which would allow commercial development in an economically distressed or underused commercial area. It would supersede current zoning laws.
Babu Moore heads J&H Hospitality. Shefali Moore, listed as owner of the company, submitted the zoning request, according to The Day newspaper.
J&H Hospitality plans to build two hotels totaling 217 rooms on a nine-acre corner site next its Holiday Inn Express. One of the hotels would be a Homewood Suites, said the local newspaper. The project would cost more than $10 million.
The hotels would be near the Mystic River and share a border with the town of Mystic.
Earlier in 2019, J&H Hospitality had submitted development plans to Stonington municipal offices only to withdraw them after officials noted more information was needed.
The new plan may stall because the town has a moratorium on new sewer hookups as the sewage treatment plant in Mystic is near capacity. Stonington Borough reportedly is working on expanding its sewer system to accommodate new development.
Noble Investment Group opened a Homewood Suites in Endina, Minnesota, last September.