SNYDER, N.Y. (WIVB) - Against the wishes of its closest neighbors, construction has started on the six-story Hyatt Place Hotel in Snyder.
Residents asked a judge this week for a temporary restraining order to stop construction, but the judge said no. Residents still have a couple of active lawsuits, and a hearing is scheduled for later this month.
The residents are disputing the boundary in which the developer is able to clear trees for the parking lot. They say they have a gentleman's agreement about how close the developer will get until a judge rules on that. Residents say they're still holding out hope a judge at some point will stop construction and put things back how they were.
Snyder resident Michele Marconi said, "I believe it is very accurate to say the approvals he has are very temporal in nature, and I believe they are unwinding."
Snyder resident Tara Paolini added, "I'm hoping with the town seemingly starting to come our way and see the mistakes they've made, that lends credence. Because it's pretty black and white as far as residents are all concerned."
The executive vice president of Iskalo Development says they fully expect these residents to continue fighting. But he doesn't expect construction to stop until the project is finished.
Right now they have a building permit to put up the foundation. They expect permits to continue to be approved as they go so there is no break in construction.
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