The renovation of the Springside House will continue this summer, some five years after efforts to bring the historic mansion back up to snuff began in earnest.
Next up, he plan is to finish the exterior - complete with new clapboards, trim, windows, and soffits. The project will fully complete three years worth of exterior work and officials will then turn their eyes toward the interior.
The vote to give Michael Gazal and Veso Buntic of Long Island, N.Y., operating as Eagle Street Holding LLC, a special permit for a change of use to convert the building into a contemporary 27-room hotel was unanimous, but it came with one contingency: that the hotel be responsible for preventing guests from double-parking while checking in.
Plans drawn up by Barry Berg Architect of Brooklyn, N.Y., would create 27 double-occupancy rooms of varying size, each with private bath, in the 3,330 square-foot building. The two storefronts are envisioned to become restaurant and bar spaces.