BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater Town Council unanimously voted on a resolution of support regarding the consideration of a hotel feasibility study grant during Tuesday’s meeting.
The grant through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Development Program for $30,000 will be used to identify what the town needs to pitch toward prospective purchasers.
Town Manager Jay Litten said in a staff report the town should know in a few weeks if it will receive the grant.
Town staff has been looking to sell lots on Don Litten Parkway for the last several years, looking into restaurants and hotels, according to Alex Wilmer, assistant town manager.
The 5-acre property is valued at $679,000.
After speaking with a hotel owners, according to Litten in a staff report, a hotel feasibility study was mentioned that would identify ways to improve the town’s pitch to purchasers.
With the help of the study, the town will know how many rooms a hotel can hold, according to Wilmer, but the town is hoping to have 70 to 100 rooms in the hotel.
Wilmer said most of the application has been completed, but a resolution of support was still needed to move forward.