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Folsom Hotel Project Debated



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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Sacramento-based development company Alleghany wants to construct a four-story hotel near Highway 50 and Folsom Boulevard. Building the hotel would mean limiting access to Gold Rush-era digging sites on the property and removing trees. And that has residents like Jan French upset: 
 
“The opportunities for calming and natural vista are getting rarer and rarer. And a huge hotel will not have a calming effect.”
 
But project architect Jack Paddon says he’s worked hard to reduce the number of trees that would be removed on the property.
 
“We currently 57 trees saved versus originally 39. So there’s an additional 18 trees that have been saved in total.”
 
The Folsom Planning Commission has already given the go-ahead on the 109-room hotel…saying the project could help boost the local economy. It’s near a light-rail station, factory outlet stores and Old Town Folsom.
 
Tonight’s City Council meeting starts at 8 PM.
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