On Tuesday January 8, the Board of Standards & Appeals unanimously ruled to approve a request for variance to change the Certificate of Occupancy at the Bossert Hotel for transient hotel use, accessory hotel use and commercial use at 98 Montague Street. That means that following its sale last year by the Jehovah’s Witnesses to David Bistricer and Joseph Chetrit for $81 million, it’s a go to convert it (back) into a high-end hotel property.
The new owners have their eye on 280 rooms, a rooftop restaurant and terrace, and a ground floor restaurant and meeting rooms.
So much for the concerns of some residents at 200 Hicks Street who expressed concern last May that the conversion would “create serious noise, traffic and safety issues” in the vicinity. (Photo: CT)
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