Extended stay hotel planned for Route 2 in Pawcatuck
Stonington — The owner of the La Quinta Inn and Suites hotel on Route 2 in Pawcatuck is now proposing to build an 80-room extended stay hotel just down the street.
Mystic Sahajanand LLC, whose principal is Mukesh Patel, appeared Monday before the Architectural Design Review Board for a preliminary review of its plans for the five-story Extended Stay America hotel on a vacant 8.8-acre site at 321 Liberty St.
It would be located on a lot that borders the Tractor Supply store to the south. The two businesses would share a driveway.
The Architectural Design Review Board asked Mystic Sahajanand to rework some of the exterior materials of the hotel and the return to the board, which then will submit comments to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The project also would have to be reviewed by the Board of Police Commissioners, obtain permission to hook up to the sewer system from the Water Pollution Control Authority and then receive a special use permit with the Planning and Zoning Commission, which would hold a public hearing on the application. Mystic Sahajanand has not yet filed an application for the special use permit.
Extended Stay America is a Charlotte, N.C.-based firm with 650 locations across the country, according to its website. Its hotels provide apartment-style units with kitchens for longer stays.
The 75-room La Quinta, which borders the Tractor Supply store to the north, opened in 2009. The Tractor Supply store opened in 2010.