The Local Comprehensive Plan was intended to guide development on Main Street. Construction of a 108-room Marriott Hotel does not adhere to that plan. Its scale is not only out of character for Falmouth, but vastly out of proportion to anything else in the area.
If the extra traffic and noise from the guests, the staff, the delivery trucks, and the trash pick-up are obvious to so many of us, why do the planning board and town administration appear to think that these problems are of no consequence? As many of our mothers might have said, intelligent planning isn’t rocket science.
Many of us have chosen to live our lives in a small town with its own character and open space. Are corporations more important than the quality of life and property values of Falmouth’s residents?