By Jesse Wood
The Winkler Organization is planning a “boutique” hotel development at the corner of Main Street and Cornish Road in Blowing Rock. The project is called the “Inn on Cornish.
Blowing Rock Planning Director Kevin Rothrock said a neighborhood meeting was held recently for members of the public, planning board and council members to learn about the project and offer feedback. The Blowing Rock Civic Association posted a summary of the meeting here. Seeking “conditional zoning,” this proposal will go to the Blowing Rock Planning Board on Nov. 16 and then, if all goes well, to Blowing Rock Town Council on Dec. 12.
The “Inn on Cornish” is planned to be a 21-room hotel with two levels. Parking exists on the main level and there is a parking garage underneath, Rothrock said.
Currently, a white house exists on the property. This will be demolished to make way for the project, which will be located near the Tanner Shop on Main Street. The plan is for construction to begin next spring.