Pushback to zoning change for hotel

There appeared to be pushback from the public and the Planning Board at its meeting on Nov. 13 regarding Lark Hotels’ interest in amending the Old Harbor commercial zoning ordinance to serve the developer’s plans for expanding and refurbishing its Gables Inn property. Lark Hotels purchased the Gables Inn and The Surf Hotel earlier this year with the goal of developing them as one resort called the Block Island Beach House.
Lark Hotels intends to convert the old, historic Gables Inn on Dodge Street into a hotel property called “The Grove,” replete with a pool

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