The City of Clermont’s Planning and Zoning Board was presented for review an application for a Conditional Use Permit to allow a hotel, Staybridge Suites, to occupy more than 5,000 square feet of total floor space in the Tuscany Village. The Tuscany Village is located west of Hammock Ridge Road and the US-27 intersection. The applicant is proposing a 72,000-square-foot, four-story hotel with associated parking on 2.50 +/- acres. The hotel will include 100 rooms and other hotel amenities. At the time of this hearing, the applicant has not applied for any variances.
The scale and massing of the proposed building will be compatible with the Vineyards at Hammock Ridge Apartments and Orchard Heights Retirement Facility in the area. The square footage and height of the proposed hotel would be very similar to the existing Hampton Inn Suites and the latest constructed hotel in Clermont, Home2Suites. The proposed building would be required to meet the city’s architectural standards. 
City staff recommended approval of the resolution to the board. The seven-member board approved the resolution with one board member casting a descending vote. The resolution will now travel to the city’s city council agenda for review at a later date.
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