Hotel Gardena

1952 Commerce Street

Town Board, 11-10-2020

A conceptual plan to demolish the current building at the corner of Commerce Street and Veterans Road, and construct a 16 room “boutique hotel,” to be called Hotel Gardena, on the site was presented to the board. The site is currently zoned for mixed use to allow commercial on the first floor and residential on the upper floors but will have to be amended to allow a hotel use.  As presented, the plan would also need variances for building height, parking and lot coverage. The plan calls for 17 parking spaces with additional parking along Veterans Road,


In addition to the guest rooms, the plan includes a lounge and café on the first floor, a rooftop grill with fire pits and water feature and a clock tower. The plan also calls for a narrowing of Veterans Road in order to construct a sidewalk along the site while preserving the existing trees.


The latest plan is the result of discussions involving the Planning and Building Departments and the Supervisor’s office.


The board was supportive of the plan and directed the property owner to continue working with town staff on the needed amendments to the Zoning Code.