Rosenquest unsure whether Common Council will vote again on waterfront hotel

Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 8:43 AM EDT
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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - Plattsburgh Mayor Chris Rosenquest says he does not know if the Common Council will vote on a proposed harborside hotel project a third time.

The hotel’s development agreement was tabled the first time it was introduced to the council due to concerns by some councilors over missing soil studies of the property on Dock Street. The agreement was brought before the council again a few weeks ago. With those additional findings, it passed 4-3 with Rosenquest providing the tie-breaking vote. Then, days after the meeting, it was revealed that the vote was not legitimate and that a supermajority was required.

Now, Rosenquest says he does not think councilors will change their minds on the project.

“The timing seems to be right. The right people were in the room talking about the opportunity to develop that waterfront hotel, the city, the region’s only waterfront hotel, and you know we have those couple councilors that do not see the benefit of that opportunity and I do not think they will,” said Rosenquest, D-Plattsburgh.

Councilors Elizabeth Gibbs and Jeff Moore voted against the hotel agreement because they do not believe the site is feasible for the project.

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