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LETTER: New hotel in Haymarket is an eyesore

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My wife and I were wondering whose idea it was to build a gigantic hotel in the little town of Haymarket that is almost as large as the town itself!

What an eyesore. The look of the quaint little Civil War town of Haymarket is forever ruined by this huge monstrosity! Whoever voted to approve this hotel in Haymarket ought to be voted off the board/council. We are sure that many local residents are unhappy about this addition to their town.

Cletis and Vicki Neal 

Gainesville

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Bill Summers

Mr & Mrs Neal, I appreciate you sharing your opinion on this matter. I would recommend you doing some research before making statements. If you had done your research you would of learned that no one “voted to approve” the hotel. The use of a hotel is a ‘by-right use’ within the Town of Haymarket’s B-1 Zoning. Secondly, the Town was formed around a Tavern / Inn back in the late 1700’s prior to the Town becoming a Town in 1799. Thirdly, unlike yourselves, I actually live within the small Town limits I am glad someone came in and bought those parcels and put their money into developing a beautiful brick building that met all zoning and architectural design standards the Town had. It’s easy to give a negative opinion on what you want when you are not the one writing the check.

- Bill Summers, Town of Haymarket Resident

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