Plans for a three-story, 67-room Microtel hotel were introduced by representatives of Valley View Hospitality at a planning commission meeting on Thursday. The hotel is proposed to be built on vacant land on Route 5s in the City of Amsterdam owned by Kuldip and Sunita Singh. The property is adjacent to Valley View Hotel and Valley View Mini-Mart, also owned by the Singhs. Plans call for a pedestrian connection between the two properties.
In response to questions from the planning commission and the public, Paul Kolodziej, attorney for Valley View Hospitality, said that due to space and budget constraints, the project will not include a full sit-down restaurant or a pool. However, there will be a small “snack bar” as well as a conference room for business meetings.
The planning commission referred the plans to the Montgomery County Planning Board, a step required for all projects located near New York State highways. Last year, the project was awarded a $1.2 million grant from New York State.