Roseland Hotel Proposal

A public hearing was held Monday on a controversial hotel project in Roseland.

The three story, 60-unit hotel would be located off Cleveland Road, east of State Road 933, in an area that's zoned residential.

The St. Joseph County Area Plan Commission weighed-in on the proposed project Monday afternoon, unanimously giving it an unfavorable recommendation. Although some in the town thought it would have been better, to do nothing.

“In January, I would be on the town council and i would be 100-percent against it, period,” said Roseland Councilman elect Ted Penn.

“Tabling the thing i think was more reassuring to everyone involved,” added Roseland resident Troy Webb, “that way we know it would delay it long enough to give it more consideration, to let it be more than about two guys making money off of it.”

Disclosure forms indicate that David Snyder made a commission from the sale of the real estate that has been named as the potential hotel site.

The unfavorable recommendation from the Area Plan Commission is not binding, and the Roseland Town Council has the final say on the requested zoning change.

There are differing opinions as to whether the process could be completed, before the Snyders lose their Council majority at the end of December.

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